ALGERIA

 

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...