Libya: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 6,411,776
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 0.78 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code LY
3-letter ISO code LBY
Numeric ISO code 434
UN Region[1] Northern Africa
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CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Libya (Arabic: ليبيا‎ Lībiyā) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 136 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 5,976,855,697 MWh/year 16 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 1,539,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 23 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 47,000,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 9 2010 CIA World Factbook

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Libya is a country in Africa.
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