The Energy sector plays a pivotal role in economic and social development by supplying what might be described as the “flow of blood” to production and transportation systems. Its main objective is to ensure the reliable, affordable and clean energy needed by modern societies, thus contributing to well-being and prosperity around the globe.
The Energy sector involves the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity derived from a variety of sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable sources. It also includes activities concerned with fuels themselves, which extend along the entire value chain, such as oil and gas extraction and transportation, coal mining, refining of petroleum products, and wholesaling and retailing of fuels.
Argentina is the third largest power market in Latin America in terms of total generation (136.5 TWh) and consumption per capita (2,931 kWh) as of 2017. During the 2010-2017 period, the electric power sector’s GVA in Argentina grew at a CAGR of ...READ MORE
The Russian electric power sector is of strategic importance for the government, which controls key assets in the power system. The sector generated 2.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employed 2.4% of the workforce in 2017. ...READ MORE
India’s electric power sector, comprising generation, transmission and distribution, is a key enabler of the country’s economic growth. Globally, India is the third-largest producer of power, after China and the US. Total electricity ...READ MORE
Russia’s mining and quarrying sector is a key industry in the country’s economy with the value of production equal to 15% of the nominal GDP in 2017. In Russian statistics, the sector includes extraction of oil and gas, the ...READ MORE
Ecuador is a major player in the oil and gas sector in Latin America. A member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in 2017 Ecuador had the third-largest proven oil reserves in the region and was its sixth-biggest oil producer ...READ MORE
The oil and gas sector plays an important role in Indonesia’s economy, generating 5.1% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and earning nearly a tenth of export revenues in 2017. The sector was responsible for 5% of the overall ...READ MORE
Colombia’s economy is largely dependent on the exploration of hydrocarbon resources. The sector is traditionally the leading recipient of foreign direct investment, with a share of 22.5% of total inflow to the country in 2017. It is also the ...READ MORE
Between 2008 and 2017, Brazil’s oil output expanded at a strong CAGR of 4.2%, outperforming most of the top ten largest crude producers in the world. As a result, in 2017, the country ranked 10th globally in terms of production volume with a 3% ...READ MORE
In 2017, Chile was the world’s leading copper mine producer with a 27.2% share in global output, the second-biggest molybdenum mine producer with 20.4%, and the sixth-largest producer of silver, with 5.3%. Mining is the third-largest economic ...READ MORE
Brazil is among the global leaders in renewable energy generation, having the world’s largest biomass power capacity, and ranking third and ninth, respectively, in terms of hydropower and wind power capacity at end-2017. During that year, ...READ MORE