Laos and fossil gas

From Global Energy Monitor

Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) had an average GDP growth rate of 7.12% during 2000 - 2019. The average GDP growth rate is forecasted to be 5.62% between 2021 - 2025.[1]

Hydropower dominates the power sector, accounting for 85% of power generation in 2015.[2]

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Electricity Demand

In a Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020 Report, electricity generation is forecasted to reach 70 TWh by 2040, from 17 TWh in 2015, at an average annual growth rate of 5.8%.[2] Approximately 53% of the electricity generated is exported to Thailand. [2]

Major Players

Natural Gas Demand

As of 2021, there is no natural gas consumption in Laos.

Key Demand Drivers

Projection of Demand Growth

Natural Gas Supply

As of 2021, there is no indigenous natural gas production in Laos.

Potential New Gas Sources

Current Gas Supply Projects

Proposed Gas Supply Projects

Projection of Gas Production

Articles and Resources


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External articles

  1. "International Monetary Fund - Real GDP Growth". IMF. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020". Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia - ERIA (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2021-01-27.