Algeria makes significant gas find
ALGIERS, June 29, 2022 – Sonatrach has found up to 340 bcm (12 tcf) of gas in Algeria’s Sahara Desert, the Algerian NOC announced on Monday.
The discovery lies close to the producing Hassi R’Mel field located around 550 kilometres from Algiers and is one of the largest finds in the country in the last 20 years .
The NOC plans to begin production by November 2022.
The country is upping its efforts to produce gas to meet the rising need in Italy and the greater EU as sanctions on Russian gas destabilise traditional trade routes.