Algeria: GR5 pipeline inaugurated, Boosting Phase 3 continues

Issue 363 - 15 Feb 2018
Sonatrach director-general Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour on 8 February inaugurated the long-awaited GR5 gas pipeline, which links several major south-western gas fields to the export network. The pipeline will provide capacity to evacuate 8.8bcm/yr of natural gas from the Repsol-operated Reggane Nord, Total-Cepsa-Sonatrach Touat and Engie-operated Timimoun fields. After a period when Algeria’s ability to maintain supplies to European partners – especially Italy – was questioned, Ould Kaddour told journalists: “For now, we can respond to our foreign partners’ needs.”

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