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Algerian worker strikes threaten gas exports

Industrial action at oil and gas facilities caused by the country’s political turmoil have the potential to affect gas exports Industrial action at oil and gas facilities caused by the country’s political turmoil have the potential to affect gas exports.
By Felix Janvrin 21 March 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 34056
In Salah dry gas field. (Statoil)

The key issue: Employees at several oil and gas facilities in Algeria downed tools last week in a nationwide strike – the first disruption to the country’s petroleum sector to have resulted from the popular upheaval against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Interfax analysis: The protests against the Algerian regime began in cities on the northern coast but are spreading nationwide, including to oil- and gas-producing sites. Strikes are reported to have taken place on 11 March at the country’s largest gas field, Hassi R’Mel; the In...