Algeria challenged to add to European exports as regional tensions rise

Issue 457 - 25 Mar 2022 - By Jon Marks

European powers are lobbying Algeria to provide far more gas and to shift its position in Opec to encourage higher oil output, but production shortfalls and political considerations mean a shift away from its historic alignment with Russia is unlikely. Relations with Europe are made more complex by tensions with regional rival Morocco, but years of underinvestment and poor governance in Algeria’s energy sector mean it is in any case not well placed to respond to calls for higher output, writes Jon Marks

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