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Senegal energy report

Senegal 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 Senegal energy market data.

Senegal energy report
Update: December, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 30 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Senegal energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Senegal. 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 and Energy prepares and implements the country's energy policy and supervises the public energy companies.

    The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development looks after environmental issues.

    The Ministry of Economy,...

  • Energy Supply


    Senegal is historically very poor in energy resources, with the exception of biomass. Forest cover is decreasing rapidly (. 43% of the country's land area in 2015, compared to 70% twenty years ago). Estimates of gas reserves in Senegal were revised downward to 2 bcm in 2016 since they had been...

  • Energy Prices


    Oil taxes represent a quarter of the State's budgetary resources and oil products are heavily taxed (70% in the case of gasoline, 60% in the case of diesel). Consequently, the country has the highest diesel and gasoline prices in Western Africa. In December 2014, the Government announced a first...

  • Energy Consumption

    Per capita energy consumption is 0.27 toe, including approximately 230 kWh of electricity (2016).

    Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+3.6%/year, on average, since 2000).

    In 2016, oil covered 47% of the country's energy needs, biomass (mainly wood) 45%, and coal 6%.

  • Issues & Prospects


    Senelec achieved the objective of raising the available power capacity to around 1 GW by 2017. The Government has announced a FCFA 307bn (US$583m) investment in its electricity sector in 2016, to improve energy security by diversifying its power mix and by enhancing regional interconnection...

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