Middle East & Africa: Trade

April 2016

Algeria’s pipeline gas exports to Europe are expected to come under pressure during the summer as the country’s gas demand growth outpaces the rise in production.

The attack on Algeria’s In Salah complex resulted in the temporary closure of the facility. Algeria was exporting pipeline gas at an average rate of 121.4 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) in March before the attack, but the rate declined to 97.4 MMcm/d for the rest of the month after the incident. The flow rate has averaged 184.7 MMcm/d so far in April, the same as in April 2015, as production resumes at In Salah.

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