Malaysia’s energy consumption and primary energy supply both increased 2.8% in 2019 – commission


KUALA LUMPUR (December 13): Malaysia’s final energy consumption registered a positive growth of 2.8% to 66,483 kilotons of oil equivalent (ktoe) in 2019, up from 64,658 ktoe the previous year, said the Energy Commission.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the country’s energy consumption has recorded positive growth. It increased by 10.4% to reach 57,219 ktep in 2016, against 51,829 ktep in 2015. It then continued to grow to reach 62,489 ktep in 2017 and 64,658 ktep in 2018.

“Among sectors, the bulk of energy consumption comes from industry and transport sectors, constituting almost two-thirds of total energy consumption in 2019,” said Abdul Razib Dawood, Managing Director of the Energy Commission.

“It was followed by the non-energy (20.5%), commercial (7%), residential (5%) and agricultural (1.4%) sectors,” he said on Monday at a briefing. virtual.

Abdul Razib said the total primary energy supply also increased by 2.8% to 98,609 ktep in 2019, from 95,909 ktep in 2018.

In terms of the share of primary energy supply, he said natural gas held the largest share at 42%, followed by crude oil, petroleum and other products at 33%, coal and coke at 21%. and renewable energies at 4%.

“Energy is one of the main pillars of economic growth. Energy and economic growth go hand in hand. This is the typical trend of a developing country like Malaysia, where energy supply and demand is still strongly associated with economic growth, ”said Abdul Razib.

“Malaysia’s energy consumption will continue to increase as energy becomes more viable. Nonetheless, we have seen an improvement in energy efficiency, as seen in the reduction in energy intensity, ”he added.

In 2019, the electrical intensity decreased by 0.7% to 0.111 per gigawatt hour / gross domestic product (GWh / GDP) from 0.112 in 2018, indicating an improvement in efficiency.

“In fact, starting in 2016, the electrical intensity has declined for four consecutive years. In a way, this means that some of our (Energy Commission) initiatives on promoting energy efficiency are working, ”said Abdul Razib.

The virtual briefing was held in conjunction with the commission’s National Energy Balance report.

As official energy data for Malaysia, the report covers the entire energy system, including oil and gas, coal, electricity and renewables, as well as energy supply and demand. , energy reserves, energy capacity, energy prices and energy indicators.


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