Algeria’s Energy Price Subsidies: Policy Conundrum And Political Dilemma
By-Ali Aissaoui*
I have just returned from Algiers where, after a brief Eid al-Fitr break, people have started to come to terms with yet another embarrassing revelation: the proliferation of cross-border smuggling of petroleum products. Their indignation was bluntly echoed by the Minister of Energy, Youcef Yousfi, who was reported to have said: “Fuel smuggling is gangrene...