The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Miscellaneous / Climate Change


Subject:  Re: Well, that's not good - Coal Edition Date:  4/14/2021  4:36 PM
Author:  waterfell Number:  92380 of 92817

The following are Mexico's fossil fuel production and consumption numbers for 2019, from the BP database. I found a few items interesting.

Production (including natural gas liquids): 1918 thousand barrels per day
Consumption (all liquids): 1740 thousand barrels per day

Production is higher than consumption, but not by much. Mexico's total oil production has been declining for several years. Total oil production was 55% higher in 2009, compared to 2019.

Natural gas
Production: 34.0 billion cubic meters
Consumption: 90.7 billion cubic meters

Mexico actually imports most of its natural gas consumption! From the map and table on page 43, these imports come from the US. As with oil, Mexico's natural gas production has been in decline. Consumption, however, is increasing.

Production: 0.26 exajoules (EJ)
Consumption: 0.51 EJ

Coal is the smallest fossil fuel share in terms of energy, but Mexico still needs to import about half of its coal consumption.

Other energy sources (2019)
Mexico has a small amount of nuclear and hydro power capacity, but fossil fuels still dominate. Non-hydro renewables are also small, but 2019 did see a large jump in electricity production from renewables. These are mostly wind and solar.

Nuclear: 0.1 EJ
Hydro: 0.21 EJ
Other Renewables: 0.35 EJ

- Pete
Copyright 1996-2021 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us