Tunisia’s natural gas production dropped to reach 37,800 barrels per day (bbl\d), down from 70,000 bbl\d in 2010, according to Asharq Al-Awsat.
Oil output has declined by 8% in 2019 compared to 2018, which resulted in a 15% drop in natural gas production.
Khaled Kaddour, the Minister of Industry, Energy, and Mines, clarified that this output drop happened because of the natural dry up of some fields and the decline in exploration and drilling licenses.
It is worth mentioning that the commencement of operations in one of the biggest oil fields, the Nawara field, will be in March. The field with $1.25 billion investments is anticipated to produce around 2.7 million cubic meters of natural gas per day (mmcm/d), in addition to about 7,000 barrels of oil and 3,200 barrels of liquid gas. Additionally, Tunisia is expected to raise the production of natural gas to about 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).