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Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  28  19  22   
Energy Security  16  7  8  A
Energy Equity  19  11  9  A
Environmental Sustainability  97  94  95  C
Contextual Performance  13  15  15   
Political Strength  23  31  31   
Societal Strength  24  29  29   
Economic Strength  8  7  10   
Overall Rank  19  17  18  AAC
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 77.8
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 5.93
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.49
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 97,987 (I)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.18
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 38.19
Population Access to Electricity (%) 94.1
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Index Commentary

Qatar slips down one place in the overall Index rankings. A member of the ‘Fossil-fuelled’ country group, Qatar displays extremely high energy security and equity rankings and a very poor performance on the environmental sustainability dimension. Regarding its very robust energy security, Qatar’s GDP growth continues to outpace its energy consumption growth rate, but that gap is slowly closing. Energy production increases and the total energy production to consumption ratio becomes even more favourable for the energy exporter. Although strategic oil stocks shrink, they remain comparatively large. Gasoline prices creep upwards, but remain very cheap, and the perceived quality of electricity services increases, helping to lift Qatar’s energy equity ranking into the top 10 worldwide. Environmental sustainability performance remains unchanged and quite poor, with the worst indicators on this dimension being Qatar’s high energy and emission intensity. Performance on all indicators of contextual strength is constant, with the notable exception of the availability of domestic credit to the private sector, which decreases.