Damascus has ambitious plans to hike gas output from 580mn cfd to over 1bn cfd by 2023 to meet growing post-war power demand. But with gas processing capacity already stretched, recent impressive production gains may have met their limits.

As the Syrian civil war slowly winds down, President Bashar al-Assad and his government have shifted focus toward reconstruction. Restoring the country’s dilapidated power generation sector is at the top of the list. Years of war saw effective...