Production of oil in Senegal began in 1986 from the
Diamniado field, rising to a peak in that year. Other accumulations have
been identified both on and offshore and a small volumes of onshore oil
began to be produced in 2008. No offshore oil production is expected
Some gas was produced from Diamniado in the late 1990s and the country
has continued to produce minor quantities from 2002.
of oil, nearly all of which is imported, is increasing slowly but will
drop off by 2016 when higher prices quell demand.
Senegal consumes minor amounts of its indigenous gas.