Gas Share in MENA Power Mix to Grow Considerably by 2025, States BMI in Its New Report Now Available at

14 Jun 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Certain power markets in the MENA region are projected to continue to offer attractive investment opportunities in the power industry. The relaxation of sanctions on Iran and relative political stability in Egypt will make the 2 nations to some degree attractive to investors in the MENA power marketplace.

Gas-fired electricity generation accounts for 65.2% of MENA’s power mix throughout 2016. With the leading oil producers seeking to preserve oil for export in contrast to fuelling electricity generation, the share of gas in the regional power mix will likely reach 66.8% by end-2025.

A continuous period of reduced oil prices signifies that MENA's oil exporters will pay their attention to the projects of strategic importance with an eye to meeting soaring power demand and supporting the efforts to diversify power mix. Ample foreign exchange reserves and fiscal buffers will imply that oil exporting countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will remain somewhat resilient to lower prices for oil. Meantime, fiscal consolidation pressures are gaining momentum.

The stabilisation of Egypt’s politics under the 6th and incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is projected to translate into robust growth of the domestic power industry. The country’s power generation is set to gather steam, with average annual increase of 4.3%, through to 2025 in line with the progression of the project pipeline.

New research report “Middle East And North Africa Power Report Q3 2016” elaborated by Business Monitor International (BMI) provides a detailed guide to the power sector performance across the MENA region during Q3 2016, specifically focusing on the major countries like the United Arab Emirates, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The research publication provides comprehensive information on the political, economic and business landscape across the key countries in question. It presents risk/reward ratings for the region’s power industry; takes a granular look at the latest trends in the industry; reviews major projects; covers prices, etc. The report profiles the top companies operating in the domain, and gives deep insights into the industry’s growth trajectory up to 2025.

More insightful reports by the publisher can be found at BMI page.


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