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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: June, 2015
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 44 (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 2013 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 is in charge of the country's energy policy. In November 2014 it was split from the Ministry of Economy and Energy, which had been created through the merger of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources in 2005.

    In March 2015, the...

  • Energy Companies


    The country's sole refining company is Lukoil Neftochim Burgas, a joint stock company, 58% of which was sold to the Russian company Lukoil in October 1999. Lukoil operates the 195 000 bbl/d (9.75 Mt/year) Burgas refinery, commissioned in 1964.

    Petrol lost its monopoly on the distribution...

  • Energy Supply


    Oil production in Bulgaria is very limited (69 kt in 2013). This forces the country to import oil, with imports reaching 8.4 Mt in 2013 (7 Mt in 2014 according to preliminary statistics, including 5 Mt of crude oil and 2 Mt of oil products).

    Bulgaria has a large refinery with a capacity...

  • Energy Prices


    Since 2002 several revaluations have been carried out, making it possible to set electricity prices that reflect production costs; on average, industrial electricity prices rose by 52% between 2002 and 2013 (+91% for households). They remain 44% lower than the EU average for industry (2013) and...

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita is 2.3 toe (27% lower than the EU average), with electricity accounting for about 3 900 kWh in 2013, which is 30% below the EU average. Bulgaria's energy intensity is one of the highest among EU countries (0.19 koe/US$05ppa in 2013, i.e. 65% above the EU average).


  • Issues & Prospects


    According to the Ministry of Energy, gross electricity consumption is set to increase by nearly 50% by 2020, from 29 TWh in 2014 to 43 TWh in 2020. Meanwhile, power generation should increase by 8% to more than 50 TWh. Between 2015 and 2024, more than 2.2 GW of new capacities should be added,...

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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 (2013, %)
  • Graph 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • Graph 4: Power generation by source (2013, %)
  • Graph 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • Graph 6: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • Graph 7: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • Graph 8: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • Graph 9: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • Graph 10: Total consumption market share by energy (2013, %)
  • Graph 11: Final consumption market share by sector (2013, %)
  • Graph 12: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • Graph 13: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2013, %)
  • Graph 14: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • Graph 15: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2013, %)
  • Graph 16: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • Graph 17: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2013, %)
  • Graph 18: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • Graph 19: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2013, %)

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.

2013 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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