Algeria’s Energy Thirst Appears Unquenchable - And Unsustainable

Algeria’s energy demand growth shows no sign of slowing, while oil and gas production is stagnating. Tackling subsidies is the ‘obvious’ solution, but one that is unlikely to be followed.

Algeria’s gas demand recorded a 14% year-on-year increase to 11.3 bcm (4.43bn cfd) in the first three months of 2015, driven by production ramp-up at a new fertilizer plant, and rocketing power and...