Algerian state-owned energy company Sonatrach has discovered gas in the Oued Mya basin in co-operation with China Petroleum Corporation.
The gas was struck in a well on Block 438b on El M’zaid perimeter, and showed a flow rate of 30.4 cubic meters per hour, the company said in a statement posted on its website.
The discovery brings to 15 the number of oil and gas finds in Algeria this year.
Opec-member Algeria made a total of 18 discoveries in 2006.

(Upstream Online)