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Tunisia’s Nawara gas starts up

The Nawara gas field in southern Tunisia started production on 5 February. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said it was the country’s largest project with an investment value of 3.5bn dinars ($1.2bn).He said the 2.7mcm/d scheme represented a 50% increase in national gas production, which would reduce Tunisia’s energy deficit by 20% and cut the trade deficit by 7%. “Personally, it was one of the biggest challenges that we have worked on in the last three years,” he said.

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