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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: May, 2014
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 35 (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 2012 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 Economy and Energy is in charge of the country's energy policy. It was created through the merger in 2005 of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources.

    The State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (...

  • Energy Companies


    The country's main refining company is Lukoil Neftochim Burgas, a joint stock company, 58% of which was sold to the Russian company Lukoil in October 1999. Lukoil Bulgaria has a network of about 200 service stations (i.e. a market share of about 26% on the retail market).

  • Energy Supply


    Bulgaria has substantial lignite reserves (2 Gt representing 80 years of production) but they are difficult to reach because they are located under cities and villages. Moreover, they have a high sulphur content (2%) and a low calorific value (2 000 kcal/kg). It also has more modest reserves of...

  • Energy Prices


    Until the end of 2002 natural gas prices were identical, regardless of the final consumer. In 2003 a new regulation came into effect. Prices are now regulated and vary according to the category of consumers. Despite significant increases, they remain lower than the EU average (-19% for industry...

  • Energy Consumption

    After falling considerably during the 1990s, primary energy consumption has been increasing since 1999. Consumption per capita is 2.5 toe, with electricity accounting for about 4 100 kWh in 2013 (3.2 toe/cap in 1990).

    Bulgaria's energy intensity is the second highest among the EU...

  • Issues & Prospects


    According to NEK, electricity consumption is set to increase by around 40% by 2020.

    In order to meet the increasing demand for electricity and to compensate the closure of the nuclear reactors, several projects to develop thermal capacities are underway.

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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 (2012, %)
  • Graph 3: Gross Power Production by Source (TWh)
  • Graph 4: Power Generation by Source (2012, %)
  • 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 (2012, %)
  • Graph 10: Final Consumption Market Share by Sector (2012, %)
  • Graph 11: Oil Consumption (Mt)
  • Graph 12: Oil Consumption Breakdown by Sector (2012, %)
  • Graph 13: Electricity Consumption (TWh)
  • Graph 14: Electricity Consumption Breakdown by Sector (2012, %)
  • Graph 15: Natural Gas Consumption (bcm)
  • Graph 16: Gas Consumption Breakdown by Sector (2012, %)
  • Graph 17: Coal Consumption (Mt)
  • Graph 18: Coal Consumption Breakdown by Sector (2012, %)

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.

2012 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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