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Minister: Algeria considers exporting electricity to Libya via Tunisia

Electricity power lines [Paulnasca/Wikipedia]
Electricity power lines [Paulnasca/Wikipedia]

Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Mustapha Guitouni said yesterday that his country is considering exporting electricity to Libya through Tunisia.

“Algeria is in the process of preparing the necessary studies to examine the possibility of exporting electricity to Libya through the Tunisian territories,” Guitouni said in response to a question from Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.

Libya suffers from power shortages caused by the destruction of a number of electricity plants, while Algeria is trying to boost its foreign exports to increase its balance of foreign currency.

The minister added that the two countries cooperate to exchange electricity in the summer and search for energy sources in the Tunisian-Algerian border, which is carried out by a joint company for gas exploration.

The Algerian-Tunisian Energy Cooperation Committee started a three-day meeting on Sunday which witnessed the signing of a joint agreement to supply Sakiet Sidi Youssef in western Tunisia with Algerian natural gas.

Read: UN seeks $313m to help 1m people in Libya

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