A source at state energy company Sonatrach said that Algeria expects to produce more than 9bcm/y additional gas output, when three projects come online during 2017, Alarabya reported.
Sonatrach stressed that the three projects will not experience any further delays, as Touat Gas project is set for February 2017 with an estimated output of 12.8 mcm/d, Timimoun for March 2017 with 4.6mcm/d, and Reggane will provide 8mcm/d in June, according to Upstream Newspaper.
Alergia is moving forward with other developments within the gas market with the revival of Tiguentourine gas plant to resume full production for the first time since a militant attack in 2013, and the discovery of a huge potential of gas around the fields of Akabli and Tidikelt, in addition to Alrar’s project in the east that will deliver gas and oil.
Algeria is expected to export 50bcm of gas in 2016 to Europe, an increase of 15% compared with 2015. The country’s gas output is projected to reach 141.3bcm in 2017, 143.9bcm in 2018, 150bcm in 2019, and 165bcm in 2020.