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Bulgaria energy report

Bulgaria energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Bulgaria energy market data.

Bulgaria energy report
Update: March, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 42 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Bulgaria energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Bulgaria. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2017 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy oversees the country's energy policy.

    The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) regulates the energy sector, including some energy prices (gas, electricity, water and district heating). It also approves the construction of gas and oil pipelines.

    Its independence was strengthened by an amendment to the Bulgarian Energy Law in March 2015.

    The ...

  • Energy Companies


    In 2008, the five large public energy companies - historical operators of the electricity sector, gas and coal companies - were grouped into BEH, Bulgarian Energy Holding. BEH includes the nuclear plant of Kozloduy, the national electricity company NEK (which was restructured in 2001 to oversee electricity transmission and hydroelectric generation only; transmission assets operated by TSO ...

  • Energy Supply


    Bulgaria has substantial lignite reserves (2.2 Gt representing more than 60 years of production in 2017), but they are difficult to reach because they are located under cities and villages. Moreover, they have a high sulphur content (2%). Bulgaria also has more modest reserves of coal (192 Mt), oil (2.1 Mt) and natural gas (less than 5 bcm). The Ministry of Economy and Energy estimates ...

  • Energy Prices


    Electricity prices soared between 2002 and 2013 (+54% for industry and +94% for households) to reflect production costs. The 12% increase in 2012 triggered massive demonstrations and the government resignation in 2013 and mitigated the 2013 growth (+5%). After a 2%/year decline in 2014 and 2015, electricity prices soared again in 2016 (+21%), before falling by 16% in 2017 and recovering in ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita is 2.7 toe (15% lower than the EU average in 2017), with electricity accounting for about 4 450 kWh in 2017 (21% below the EU average).

    Total energy consumption contracted by 2.8%/year between 2006 and 2013, reaching 17 Mtoe in 2013. It has been growing again since then, reaching 19 Mtoe in 2017.

    Bulgaria's energy intensity is one of the highest among EU ...

  • Issues & Prospects

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In the Bulgaria market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy 2017, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)

In the Bulgaria market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator.

The Bulgaria market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2017 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Bulgaria Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Bulgaria energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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