Tunisia energy report

This analysis includes a comprehensive Tunisia 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 2018 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.

Tunisia energy report
May 2020

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  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The General Energy Directorate, which operates under the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energies, defines and implements the energy policy. It regulates the public energy companies through three directorates (Electricity, Gas and Energy Efficiency; Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons; Refining, Transport and Distribution) and a national Observatory of Energy (ONE).

  • Energy Companies


    Gas production is dominated by Shell (BG until 2016), which supplies about half of the national demand. All the gas is sold to STEG which holds a monopoly on gas distribution. BG, which has been present in Tunisia for over 25 years, is a major player, with cumulated investments of over US$4bn.

  • Energy Supply


    Gas production increased until 2010, when it reached almost 3.6 bcm, and has been decreasing rapidly since then by 5%/year to 2.4 bcm in 2018. Gas production mainly comes from the Miskar field in the Gabes Gulf operated by Shell (30 bcm of proven resources), put into production in 1995 (plateau production of 2 bcm between 1999 and 2006).

  • Energy Prices


    In 2014, the price of natural gas rose by about 40% for industrial consumers, reaching US$2.58/kWh, and by 33% for households (US$2.05/kWh). This was due to the Government's decision to progressively remove energy subsidies. Since then, the price of natural gas has decreased, following the decrease in international prices, to US$1.5/kWh for industry and US$1.3/kWh for households in 2017.

  • Energy Consumption

    The country's per capita consumption is almost 1 toe, which is 5 times lower than the EU average. Its per capita electricity consumption is 1 425 kWh (2018).

    Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2010 (by 3.5%/year) and more moderately since 2011 (around 2.3%/year).

Table of Contents


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List of Graphs

Below is a list of the Tunisia energy market report graphs:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2018,%)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)

List of Tables

In the Tunisia energy market report you will find the following tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GDP growth, imports and exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil and gas reserves, electric and refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All are detailed by energy source
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data including consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source and sector, and electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Single table displaying the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator.

Data (Excel Sheet)

The Tunisia energy market data since 1990 and up to 2018 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Tunisia country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.

Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Tunisia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Tunisia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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