Algeria launches 530 km-long gas pipeline to further supply Tamanrasset

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A general view of the headquarters building of Algerian state energy company Sonatrach in Algiers, Algeria, February 8, 2015. After a deep slide in oil prices, Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach is shifting strategy to offer foreign companies direct negotiations over 20 oil and gas fields in a bid to draw in wary investors and increase output. Picture taken February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

A 530 kilometre-long gas pipe has been launched by Algeria so as to supply Tamanrasset with 700,000 cubic metres per day, Sonatrach’s CEO Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour told, on Tuesday, reporters during a visit to the province.

“The project has cost around $190 million,” added the same official.

Algeria produces 94 billion cubic metres of gas per year, 55 billion cubic metres of which are exported. The new gas pipeline is linked to the In Salah gas field.

Reuters

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