East Mediterranean


Restoring oil, gas and electricity production are central to Syria’s post-war reconstruction. But ongoing western sanctions continue to hamper Damascus’s efforts.

State of Play

After seven years of war, Syria may finally be approaching the endgame. President Assad’s government is turning its attention to post-war recovery. The hydrocarbon sector is crucial: oil exports accounted for 30% of pre-war revenue and, after billions in investment, gas output was just ramping up when war took off. But EU and US sanctions will make attracting investment an uphill task – all eyes are on Russia.

2019 In Numbers
Crude Output 0.1 mn b/d
Gas Output 4 bcm
Peak Load 4 GW
Refining Capacity 0.245 mn b/d
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