Mediterranean and National Strategies for Sustainable Development Priority Field of Action 2: Energy and Climate Change
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Libya - National study
Dr Mohamed Ekhlat, Dr Ibrahim M. Salah & Eng. Nurredin M. Kreama, General Electric Company of Libya "GECOL"
Regional Activity Centre Sophia Antipolis September 2007
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PART ( I )
THE COUNTRY ENERGY SITUATION
1-1 The country energy situation Oil and natural gas are the main sources of energy in Libya. Libya is an important oil country particularly to European countries. Libya had total proven oil reserve of 35 billion barrels at the end of 2005 and 53 TCF proven natural gas reserves . Libya's export revenues have increased sharply in recent years to $ 34 billion by the end of 2006 up from only $ 5.3 billion in 2001 . Oil export revenues are extremely important to the economic development of the country as they represent 90.% of the total revenue  Area of Libya is 1,759,540 km2 with a popular of 5,853,000 (2005).Due to Libya oil export revenue, Libya experienced strong economic during 2003,2004 and 2005 with the real gross domestic product ( GDP) of 46 billion (US $ 97) in 2005 which made Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa. Libya is hoping to reduce its dependency on oil on the country source of income, and to increase investment in tourism, fisheries, mining and natural gas. Libya also is attempt to position it self as a key economic intermediary between Europe and Africa. As illustrated in Fig (1), Total revenue ( as percentage of GDP) has increased very rapidly between 2001 to 2004. This attributed to the rapid growth of the oil sector and its influence on the economic and social development. TOTAL REVENUE % GDP 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2002
Fig (1), Total Revenue as percentage of GDP It is noticeable from fig(1) that the total revenue on a percentage of GDP has decreased in 2005 due to the fact that there are other sources of income rather than oil 1-2 TOTAL PRIMARY ENERGY SUPPLY (TPES) TPES has increased from 9.7 Mte in 1990 to 17.7 Mte in 2003 with an average annual growth of 4.7 %. Fig (2) shows that the oil has a largest share of TPES (57-66%) during 1990-2000 with a little decrease in last years because of using more natural gas in electrical power generation.
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1990 1995 2000 2001 2003
Fig (2) share of oil and gas in TPES
Fig (3), shows the trends for TPES, GDP ( US $ 1997 ) for the period from 1986 to 2005. GDP
MILLIOM $ 97 50000 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 20 15 10 5 0 1990 1995 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Fig(3), GDP & TPES From 1986 To 2005 GDP has increased from 25...
References: 1- National Oil Company (NOC) information. 2- Central Bank Of Libya – Economic Bulletin- First Quarter 2003 – Vol No 43. 3- Energy & Life Journal , 23rd issue ,June 2006. 4- General Electric Company Of Libya , Annual Report. 5- Bureau of Energy Data and Studies, LNEC –Libyan National Energy Information-sixth edition 2004. 6- Dr. Abdullah Ballut, Dr. Mohamed Ekhlat "The Potential Impact Of Improved Energy. Utilization Efficiency On The Future Energy Demand In Libya Up To The Year 2020" 17th World Energy Congress, USA ,1998.
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