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Tunisia Expects Gas Boost

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tunisia plants to boost its natural gas production by the end of this year. According to the Tunisian Minister of Industry and Energy, Slim Feriani, gas production is expected to almost double this year, from 35,000 boepd to 65,000 boepd. This, is in part, due mainly to the highly anticipated Nawara gas project, operated by OMV.

“We will increase our production by about 30,000 boepd as soon as the Nawara project in the south of the country begins,” Feriani said in interview with Reuters.

Among other things, Nawara will increase Tunisian gas production by 15% and reduce imports from Algeria by 30%.

In addition to natural gas, it should open up to the production of condensate and LPG.