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Tunisia and Morocco see uptick in domestic production

North Africa’s less-endowed resource holders are looking to boost domestic gas activity in a move to curb the surging cost of Algerian gas imports North Africa’s less-endowed resource holders are looking to boost domestic gas activity in a move to curb the surging cost of Algerian gas imports.
By James Gavin 26 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 34825
Gas drilling in Algeria. Tunisia and Morocco are both dependent on Algerian gas. (Gazprom)

Tunisia and Morocco are both net gas importers that have sought to develop their nascent reserves to keep pace with rising domestic demand. Now they are looking to revitalise their upstream sectors, primarily to curb the surging cost of gas imported from Algeria. The move reflects the increased reliance of Tunisia and Morocco on imported gas, something that will remain even as the two countries boost their domestic reserves.

In Tunisia, energy imports grew from just 15% of the country's energy supply in 2010 to 49%...