Sonatrach To Replace Skikda Plastics Complex


Algeria’s Sonatrach will close its Skikda petrochemicals plant because it is no longer profitable, Minister of Energy and Mines Yousef Yousfi told parliament on 3 December. “The final closure decision has been taken. Sonatrach will build a mega petrochemical complex that will replace the plastics plant at Skikda,” he said.

The plant was one of the largest in Africa at 1978 start-up, but its 120,000...