Energy in Cameroon plays a pivotal role in shaping the economy of the country. With reserves of oil and natural gas, Cameroon is following new policies to improve and develop the sources of energy. A rise in global competition has led to the expansion of the energy sector in Cameroon.

Energy in Cameroon comprises of its oil and natural gas reserves, hydroelectric energy etc. The major energy sources of Cameroon include fuelwood, electricity and petroleum. Production of energy in Cameroon is supported by international financial organizations like World Bank and IMF.

Though oil production of Cameroon has fallen over the years due to the depletion of the reserves, the country is still the fifth largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa. Hydroelectric energy in Cameroon is one of the major energies in Cameroon. Electrical energy in Cameroon is produced mostly by two major hydroelectric stations located on the Sananga river.

The demand for energy in Cameroon is mainly in the electrical sector. The country has ample natural gas reserves that are centralized in five fields. Natural gas along with hydro power is used to produce electrical energy. The energy sector of Cameroon, presently is undergoing a smooth and steady development that helps to attract foreign investors.

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