Bulgaria is the world’s 47th-largest producer of natural gas and the country’s output decreased by 26% in 2023, over 2022. The country accounts for 0% of global production, with the world’s other largest producers being the US, Russia and Iran. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the natural gas sector in Bulgaria in its report, Oil and Gas Upstream Production and Capex Outlook by Projects (Crude and Condensate and Natural Gas), Fields (Active, Planned and Announced), Region, Key Countries, Companies and Forecast, 2023-2027. Buy the report here.

Over the five years to 2023, production from Bulgaria decreased by a CAGR of 23% and is expected to drop by a CAGR of 21% between 2024 and 2028.

The largest producer of natural gas in Bulgaria is Petroceltic Bulgaria with output down by 26% on 2022.

There are four natural gas producing fields in Bulgaria, all located offshore. The Western Black Sea has the majority of the natural gas fields in the country with four.

Role of natural gas in the energy transition

Natural gas plays a pivotal role in the global energy transition, serving as a transition fuel towards decarbonisation. As countries navigate the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, natural gas provides a lower-carbon alternative, aiding in reducing emissions and delivering reliable energy given the fluctuating availability of wind and solar power. Its versatility and abundance make it a key component in the evolving energy mix.

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