Because of its availability and its environmental qualities, and thanks to the development of its generation which contributes into the expansion of its infrastructure, the natural gas is consolidating its position in the cover of the national demand for primary energy.
Sales of Naturel Gas of year 2011 (kTEP)
The gas network irrigates the coastal zone from Tunis into Gabès and the zones skirting the transcontinental gas pipeline, from Feriana into Haouaria. this network is length 12.935 km (2.066 for transmission and 10.800 for distribution). It allows to supply 14 power plants, 623 industrial unities, 537.779 customers and 323 hotels and 340 company of services.
The gas demand
The STEG supplies about 592.655 customers (end 2010). Natural gas consumption is highly increasing. It, currently, exceeds more than 4.826 KTep (73 % of which for the generation of electricity, 10 % for industries and 17 % for residential and tertiary customers).
The development policy of natural gas
The STEG aims at the reinforcement of the penetration of natural gas in the already served zones and the extension of its distribution network in new zones. The objective is inter alia feeding 100 new communes during the time 2009-2014 with the realization of a loop of transport connecting north to the south while passing by gouvernorats not yet served like Bizerte, Béja, Jendouba, Kef, Gafsa, Médenine or Tataouine. This development of natural gas makes it possible to make benefit the whole of the social categories of a clean energy supplied on a national scale reducing by there too well the emissions from gas for purpose of greenhouse that the loads of the State as regards compensation of the LPG (Liquified Petroleum gas).
Within the framework of this programme of encouragement of use of natural gas the STEG aims at a Million subscribers in 2015, by the connection of 70 000 customers per year.
Natural Gas Costumers (in thousand)
The projects of Natural Gas STEG considers the connection of plusieres areas to the network of natural gas (see the chart)