Angola ranked in the second placed of crude oil producers and also second in the crude oil exporting countries in Africa according to the AFREC 2020 statistics. In 2018, Angola produced up to 69,366ktoe of crude oil and exported up to 93.5% of its production. This also made it in the top 5 natural gas producers in Africa with a record of up to 4,783 ktoe of natural gas produced and 85.5% of this production was exported in the same year.Total primary energy supply in 2018 was 10953 ktoe. Electricity generation has been rising steadily from 2000 to 2018 with the main sources of electricity generation arising from hydro and fossil thermal at 79% and 21% respectively.
Angola is set to become the largest producer of crude oil in Southern Africa, yet has also set the foundation for the sustainable development of renewables, through investments and supportive measures. Angola has particularly strong hydropower generation potential that remains underutilized.
The main source of energy for residential use is traditional biomass (firewood and charcoal). Some 85% of Angolans rely on biomass for most of their energy needs. Wood fuel is mostly used in rural regions, while charcoal is preferred in peri-urban areas due to its higher heating value and lower transport weight. Natural forest is the most significant biomass resource in the country.
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