Singapore - Energy and power

Total installed electrical capacity in 2001 was 6.7 million kW. All power was generated thermally, largely from imported mineral fuels. Electricity generated in 2000 totaled 27.9 billion kWh, more than six times the 1974 total of 3.9 billion kWh. Consumption of electricity in 2000 was 25.9 billion kWh. A new 815 MW gas-fired power plant built by independent producer SembCorp began operation in 2001. As of 2002, reorganization of the electric power sector was behind schedule; state-owned Singapore Power still owned majority stakes in its major subsidiaries, although they had been scheduled to be divested by 2001. The target date for divestiture had been moved to 2004.

Singapore, a major petroleum-refining center, produced gasoline in 1994 at a rate of 100,490 barrels per day; distillate fuel oil, 372,200; residual fuel oil, 288,120; jet fuel, 147,740; and kerosene, 19,060. The total refinery capacity of nearly 1.3 million barrels per day in 2002 ranked Singapore among the top producers in the Far East, alongside Japan, China, and South Korea. Consumption of natural gas was increasing rapidly as of 2002, when 4.4 million cu m per day of natural gas was transmitted through a pipeline from Malaysia—the first transnational gas pipeline in the region.

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