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Mauritania energy report

Mauritania 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 Mauritania energy market data.

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


Mauritania energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Mauritania. 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 Petroleum, Energy and Mines (MPEM) is responsible for the planning, elaboration and implementation of the national energy policy. It also supervises the energy companies.

    The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development...

  • Energy Supply


    Oil production at the Chinguetti oil field started in 2006 at a level of 1.5 Mt, but was halved in 2007 and has decreased even further since then, dropping to 0.3 Mt. The low production is mainly due to technical difficulties (geological problems, maintenance, gas leaks, false alarms, closure of...

  • Energy Prices


    The price of diesel is US$1.1/l and that of gasoline US$1.13/l (2016), which is quite high compared to neighbour countries. Prices have been decreasing since their peak in 2014.



  • Energy Consumption

    Energy consumption per inhabitant is estimated at 0.31 toe, including 220 kWh of electricity (2015).

    Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+4.2%/year, on average, since 2006) and stood at 1.3 Mtoe in 2016.

    Oil covers 64% of the country's energy needs and non-conventional...

  • Issues & Prospects


    The Government plans to significantly increase power capacities to stop power outages, supply the future demand -which is expected to rise sharply in the coming years (the maximum demand reached 175 MW in 2017 compared to 120 MW in 2013)- and export electricity (to Senegal and Mali).

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