Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low
By Abhishek Kumar 23 March 2017
In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil)

Algeria is boosting gas production to meet its domestic demand and export obligations. Hydrocarbon exports are a vital part of Algeria’s revenue stream, accounting for more than 90% of its total export earnings. However, Algerian gas and LNG has lacked competitiveness on the international market, emphasising the need to offer more flexible contracts.

Algerian supplies will need to remain popular on the international market if the government is to realise its ambitious output plans – as the domestic sector alone cannot absorb the proposed increments in...

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