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Lebanon energy report

Lebanon 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 Lebanon energy market data.

Lebanon energy report
Update: February, 2018
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 26 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Lebanon energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Lebanon. 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 2016 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 and Water (MEW) supervises the electricity sector and, since 2000, also coordinates the oil sector.

    The Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is a planning agency that coordinates the development of major projects. It was...

  • Energy Companies


    Electricity of Lebanon (EDL) is the national electricity company, which operates autonomously. Because of its enormous debt, EDL is a huge financial burden on the State. In recent years the Government (the Treasury) has spent around US$1.5bn per year in...

  • Energy Supply


    Lebanon started to import gas in 2009. Imports peaked at 250 mcm in 2010 and stopped in 2012 due to the situation in Egypt and Syria. The gas was used to supply power plants.

    A gas pipeline, GASYLE, linking the Baniyas plant in Syria to the Deir al-Ammar-Beddawi power plant in northern...

  • Energy Prices


    The retail prices of oil products are fixed by the Department of Oil of the Ministry of Energy and Water.

    Prices of gasoline and diesel are high compared to the other countries of the region, but have decreased since 2014 following the crude oil trend: they were, on average, US$0.64l for...

  • Energy Consumption

    Per capita consumption is 1.2toe/cap, including 2 660 kWh of electricity (2016).

    Oil accounts for 95% of the country's overall consumption, and coal and biomass for 2% each.

    On the whole, total energy consumption has been increasing by 2.5%/ year since 2010, bringing it to 7.3 Mtoe...

  • Issues & Prospects


    In the framework of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) to the Syrian conflict, the MEW has elaborated an Energy Sector Strategy (2017-2020) with priority interventions: generating power through solar energy, encouraging use of energy efficient products for lighting, and reinforcing the...

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

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-Energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total Consumption market share by energy (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2016, %)

In the Lebanon 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.

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

2016 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.
  • Lebanon Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Lebanon 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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