Energy in Algeria

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • Algeria prefers Asia to Europe

    ALGERIA, 2014/03/08 Algeria could be on the verge of reviewing its gas export policy to Europe due to the rising domestic request. Sonatrach, a national owned company, could be orienting additional of its exportations to Asia rather than neighboring Europe where it faces “stiff price competition.” Algeria’s gas production has been on the decline thereby affecting the gain of the national. The Chief Executive Officer of Sonatrach, Abdelhamid Zerguine, said the company will be dedicating its efforts “on selling additional” of its production in Asia “where prices are 50% higher” than what is paid by European nations.
  • Sonelgaz will spend 1.5 billion dollars

    ALGIERS, 2013/11/08 Sonelgaz has officially attributed tenders for the construction of thee gas turbine power plants with an in general capacity of 1.600 megawatt. The whole operation will cost 1.5 billion dollars, said Algeria's national electricity and gas company Sonelgaz. The stations will be in Boufarik, Hassi R'mel and Oumache and will be made by Turkish group Gama, the group General Electric and Metka and Sotuh Korea's Hamwha.
  • Algeria-EU deal cooperation in energy sector

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/07/20 Algeria and the European Union signed a memorandum of considerate on Sunday to develop energy cooperation, EU commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said. "This is a strategic document, a tool to develop energy cooperation between Algeria and the EU," he told a news conference. The agreement, which was under negotiation since 2008, was signed by Barroso and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal. It covers a broad section of cooperation in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, inclunding the transfer of technology, and is expected to help boost investment in Algeria.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.
  • Algeria plans to build its 1st nuclear plant in 2025

    ALGERIA, 2013/05/21 "We plan to set up our prime nuclear power plant in 2025, and we are working on it," Yousfi was quoted as saying in a press conference in capital Algiers. Algeria's 29,000-ton uranium reserves are enough to launch two nuclear power plants with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts each for a period of 60 years, the minister said. 
  • Algerian government is planning to invest over

    ALGERIA, 2012/12/08 The Algerian government is planning to invest over $ 24 billion between 2012 and 2016 to enhance electricity production and distribution in the North African country experiencing power shortage and outages that have affected lately business and households.
  • Repsol Finds Gas in Algeria

    ALGERIA, 2012/12/08 Spain’s oil company Repsol has discovered lately gas in the Illizi basin, in the south east of Algeria. The discovery was made during an exploration campaign launched in 2011 at the Tihalatine South-1 well in the Sud-Est Illize block. A consortium led by Repsol won in 2010an exploration license to dig for oil and gas at the Sud-Est Illizi block. Repsol is the operator of the consortium, with a 25.72 pc stake, partnered by Enel SpA (13.47 pc) and GDF Suez (9.8 pc). The remaining 51 pc is held by Algerian National-owned Company Sonatrach.
  • Massive energy sector still has room to grow

    ALGERIA, 2012/12/05 Located beneath the Sahara Desert in the eastern among of the country, Algeria’s proven oil reserves are the third largest in Africa – an estimated 12 billion-plus barrels of exceptionally high quality crude.
  • Legislating for unconventional deposits 2012-10-15

    ALGERIA, 2012/10/15