North Africa


Gone are the days when Tunisia was a net energy exporter. A lack of investment has seen oil and gas output slump in recent years but this looks unlikely to change any time soon.

State of Play

The only success of the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’, for Tunisia ‘success’ is relative. The economy has stagnated and political instability remains – strikes crippled the country in mid-2017. Coupled with the effect of lower oil prices since late-2014, investment has slumped. Making ‘success’ sustainable is a long-term project.

2018 In Numbers
Crude Output 0.04 mn b/d
Crude Exports 0.03 mn b/d
Gas Output 1.95 bcm
Oil Rig Count 2 -
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