Energy in Tunisia

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • European Investment Bank grants Tunisia loan for energy production

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/03/08 The European Investment Bank (EIB) on Tuesday granted Tunisia a loan, worth 150 million Euros, for the Tunisian Oil Company (ETAP) to half explore natural gas and petroleum deposits in the southern part of the country, Mohamed Akrout, ETAP's CEO, said. The loan is for the realization of an energy project, costing between US$ 800 million and US$ 850 million, and driven in equal shares by ETAP and the Austrian company, OMV, he said. The project, which will be operational in 2016, will create about 1,500 jobs in the construction phase and 100 jobs during the operational phase.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.