Archive for the ‘Sonatrach’ Category

Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline: What it Means for West Africa

Courtesy of Energy, Capital, and Power, a report on the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline and what it means for nations such as Nigeria, Algeria, and Niger: The aim of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline – set to run from Nigeria’s resource-rich fields in the Warri region through Niger and to the town of Hassi R’Mel in Algeria […]

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Sonatrach, QatarEnergy Face Off Over Gas Supply To Europe

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on how Algeria’s Sonatrach and QatarEnergy are battling to bolster their status as key partners on the Old Continent as winter approaches: Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab and Qatari Ambassador Abdulaziz Ali Al-Naama met in Algiers in mid-August to discuss the development of new bilateral projects. Behind this […]

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The Unexpected New Winners in the Global Energy War

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on the unusual alliances that Western nations are forging with countries such as Algeria, Azerbaijan, and Congo to replace natural gas from Russia: Once-obscure corners of the energy world, from offshore Congo to Azerbaijan, are booming as Europe finds new sources of natural gas to replace the […]

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Will Sonatrach’s Hydrocarbon Discovery Make Algeria A Key Energy Partner For Europe?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at a new energy discovery in Algeria: Following a record-breaking year in 2022, the national company Sonatrach has announced the discovery of six new deposits in the first quarter of 2023. In the midst of a global decline in production, the oil and gas boom shows no signs […]

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Algeria: No Gas Pains, But Other Challenges

Courtesy of The Economist, commentary on Algeria’s economic malaise: Two words in the local lexicon encapsulate Algeria’s malaise: hogra and haraga. The first encompasses a range of gloomy feelings that affect Algerians: a sense of humiliation and oppression, a denial of dignity. This leads to the second increasingly common word, literally meaning “those who burn”. It is applied to […]

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Oil and Gas Discoveries Boost Algeria

Via African Business, a report on three (3) discoveries made in the Algerian desert last week should expand Algeria’s gas and oil deliveries to Europe as the continent looks beyond Russia for gas deliveries: Algeria’s state-owned oil company Sonatrach has announced three major oil and gas discoveries in the Sahara desert.  Since the outbreak of […]

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