Tunisia Energy

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In 2006 large reserves of natural gas and condensate were discovered in the Jenein Sud permit in the Ghadames basin. Since then, the Tunisian National Oil Company (Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières, ETAP) and Austrian oil and gas company OMV have worked to industrialise the field as part of the Nawara Development Project by...

 

While Tunisia has far fewer oil and gas reserves than its neighbours in the region, it was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the country’s demand began surpassing domestic production. It was then that Tunisia became dependent on foreign energy imports, and began diversifying its energy mix through renewables and energy efficiency...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Tunisia 2017

While Tunisia has far fewer oil and gas reserves than its neighbours, it was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the country’s demand began surpassing domestic production. It was then that Tunisia became dependent on foreign energy imports, and began diversifying its energy mix through renewables and efficiency campaigns to curb consumption. Local authorities are now looking to...

The past two years have seen the Tunisian economy follow a gentle upward trajectory – one that falls short of the pace of expansion needed to reduce poverty and improve the revenue base, but that nonetheless exhibits a marked improvement over previous years.

Un nouveau code des hydrocarbures pourrait donner une nouvelle impulsion à une série de solides projets actuellement en cours qui modifient le paysage énergétique tunisien à l’heure où l’État cherche à encourager de nouvelles sources de production pour faire face à une production pétrolière en baisse.

 

Tunisia’s energy balance shifted from surplus to deficit in 2000, and the country has since remained a net importer of energy. With domestic production falling and demand rising, Tunisia is looking to diversify its energy mix through renewables, higher imports and by promoting energy efficiency through a gradual scaling back of subsidies....

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