Papua New Guinea: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Papua New Guinea
Population 5,190,783
GDP $12,655,000,000
Energy Consumption 0.07 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code PG
3-letter ISO code PNG
Numeric ISO code 598
UN Region[1] Melanesia
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Energy Maps 0
Tools 6 view
Programs 10 view
Energy Organizations 0
Research Institutions 0
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Papua New Guinea (PNG; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini), officially named the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua) and numerous offshore islands. It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region described since the early 19th century as Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 161 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 1,244,136,981 MWh/year 56 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 226,500,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 44 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 170,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 62 2010 CIA World Factbook

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Papua New Guinea Policy and Regulatory Overview

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View the New Guinea Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Papua New Guinea.

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

Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania.
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