Tunisia Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Tunisia 2018

Despite its comparably lower volume of hydrocarbons reserves, Tunisia has largely been able to effectively allocate them to meet its development needs. However, as its oil and gas reserves diminish, the long-term energy strategy will increasingly rely on diversified sources. Although an uptake in exploration efforts may yield new exploitable reserves, an acceleration of renewable energy...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

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La Tunisie cherche à accroître les investissements étrangers dans son secteur des énergies renouvelables dans le cadre d’une stratégie de diversification de son bouquet énergétique et de réduction de la dépendance du pays aux importations d’hydrocarbures.

 

What investments are necessary to further develop Tunisia’s local storage capacity?

 

What strategies are in place to meet the increasing demand for energy in Tunisia?

 

In an effort to address high energy production costs and increase the use of renewable sources, a delayed project to build Tunisia’s first large-scale solar energy farm is now under way. The farm, set to be developed by UK firm TuNur, was approved in 2012, not long after the country’s revolution. Ongoing political and economic instability led...

 

Situated between two energy-producing giants, Tunisia has not been as fortunate as some of its regional neighbours in terms of hydrocarbons resources. While comparably modest, the country’s oil and gas reserves have nonetheless provided an important contribution to economic growth and development. However, a lack of promising new discoveries...

 

A historically important contributor to the economy, phosphate mining continues to show mixed signs following years of underperformance. Seven years after Tunisia’s revolution, phosphate mining and the operations of state-owned Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa (CPG) remain marred by the loss of the country’s position in international markets...