U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Country Analysis Brief Overview
- The Syrian energy sector continues to suffer from the combination of ongoing fighting between government and opposition forces and stiff Western-led sanctions. Syrian oil production is down by over 50 percent since March 2011.
- Fighting between government and opposition forces makes oil exploration in Syria nearly impossible, and further bidding rounds are unlikely to occur until a resolution occurs.
- Syria's exports of crude oil and petroleum products were severely restricted in 2012 as a result of sanctions.
- Syria has proven natural gas reserves of 8.5 trillion cubic feet.
- Several international pipeline projects are on hold, in part because of the uncertain security environment in Syria as of January 2013.
- Damage to Syria's electricity transmission network that resulted from fighting and the cessation of electricity imports from Turkey combine to leave the country's demand centers undersupplied.
Analysis Last Updated: February 20, 2013
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-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; F = Forecast value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.
Data last updated: February 12, 2013
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