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Country profile: Slovenia

Location: Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia
Climate: Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Terrain: a short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east
Size: 20273 sq. km total (Land area: 20151 sq. km  Water area: 122
Population: 2,007,711 (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)
Government: parliamentary republic
Capital city: Ljubljana
Legal system: based on civil law system; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Currency: euro (EUR)

Country profile

The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule.

Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

Energy production and consumption

Oil Gas
Production: 5 bbl/day (2005 est.) 4 million cu m (2005 est.)
Consumption: 54,000 bbl/day (2005 est.) 1 billion cu m (2005 est.)
Exports: 2,276 bbl/day (2004 est.)  
Imports: 55,880 bbl/day (2004 est.) 1 billion cu m (2005 est.)
Major fields:

Slovenia - recent news

29 Mar 19
Slovenia: Ascent Resources provides update on its application to re-stimulate existing wells at its Petisovci concession in Slovenia
Ascent Resources confirms that it has filed its appeal against the recent decision of the Slovenian Environment Agency to request an Environmental Impact Assessment in respect of the application to re-stimulate its existing wells (Pg-10 and Pg-11A) at the Petisovci concession in Slovenia.
11 Mar 19
Slovenia: Ascent Resources announces strategic and production update
Ascent Resources has announced the adoption of a broader corporate strategy which includes maximising the potential of the Petišovci project by developing other parts of the field and surrounding potential in the shallower conventional zones, and growing the Company in the region leveraging its experience and partnerships.
09 May 18
Slovenia: Ascent Resources provides operational update on the Petisovci gas field
AIM-listed Ascent Resources has updated shareholders on operations at the Petisovci concession in Slovenia. Average daily production for April was 1.4 MMscfd which was in line with March.
03 Nov 17
Slovenia: Ascent Resources commences export production from the Petisovci gas field
Ascent Resources has commenced export production from the Petisovci gas field in Slovenia to INA in Croatia.

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