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Algeria says it is meeting gas commitments to Europe

Two orkers seen walking at the gas plant in In Amenas, Algeria on January 16, 2018 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images]
Two workers seen walking at the gas plant in In Amenas, Algeria on January 16, 2018 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images]

Algeria is fulfilling its contractual obligations for supplying natural gas to its partners in Europe, state news agency WAJ reported Minister of Energy, Mohamed Arkab, saying yesterday.

Arkab said Algeria now supplies Spain with eight billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas and will raise the volume to 10.6bcm in December with the expansion of the Medgaz pipeline.

"Algeria is known in international markets for fulfilling all its commitments and being a guaranteed partner," he added.

Arkab said a planned pipeline to supply Europe with Nigerian gas via Algeria, had reached a "very advanced" stage.

He explained that the new pipeline will transport Nigerian gas through Niger and Algeria to Europe.

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