Algeria: Politics Unchanged, Oil & Gas ‘Must Do Better’


The re-election this month of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promises little immediate change for North Africa’s largest hydrocarbon producer. The country needs to improve on ‘delays-as-usual’ if it is to halt falls in oil and gas output.


Mr Bouteflika’s re-election came as no surprise, and predictability is also what the energy sector can expect over the...