of oil in the energy mix
This analysis includes a comprehensive Lebanon energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2019 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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of oil in the energy mix
of renewables in electricity consumption in 2030
power deficit (2018)
Institutions & Energy Policy
The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) supervises the electricity sector and, since 2000, also oversees the oil sector.
The Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is a planning agency that coordinates the development of major projects. It was initially created to coordinate the reconstruction of the country after the civil war (1975-1990).
Electricity of Lebanon (EDL) is the national electricity company.
Lebanon has not imported natural gas since 2010. The Gasyle pipeline, a 32 km pipeline between the Dein Ammar power plant and the Syrian border with capacity of 1.1 bcm/year, was commissioned in 2005. The project was connected in 2009 to the Arab Gas Pipeline (10 bcm/year) linking Egypt to Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey.
The price of electricity is approved by the Ministry of Energy and Water, according to EDL's recommendations. End-consumer tariffs have not been revised since 1994 and stand at US$10.9c/kWh for industry and US$5.3c/kWh for households. Intermittent power supply makes price increases sensitive and unlikely.
Per capita energy consumption was 1.2 toe/cap in 2019, which is 60% lower than the regional average. Per capita electricity consumption was 2 650 kWh in 2019 (-3.9%/year since 2017), which is 35% lower than the regional average.
Issues & Prospects
Lebanon has nearly 4.7 GW of projects under development (of which 3.2 GW of thermal and 1.5 GW of renewables, mainly solar). Given the economic and political situation, their development is quite uncertain.
Below is a list of the Lebanon energy market report graphs:
In the Lebanon energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Lebanon energy market data since 1990 and up to 2019 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Lebanon country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
The Lebanon country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.
Data included in the excelsheet:
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