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Algeria Makes First Gas Discovery in Tindouf

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A natural gas discovery was made in Algeria’s southwest province of Tindouf, according to Minister of Energy Mohamed Arkab. The minister said that the discovery could aid Algeria in boosting its exports.

“This field has positive indications. It has the capacity to produce some 275 cubic meters of gas and nearly 300 liters of condensate per hour,” Arkab told state news agency APS as he visited the new field.

“The discovery of gas, for the first time in this province, represents an important phase for the economy,” he added, but did not say when the field might start production.

Sonatrach will carry out evaluations to ascertain the field’s potential production capacity.