Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 47

24-Nov-2008

ALGERIA

Sonatrachs Refining Plans Show Signs Of Progress, Even As Timing Slips

Algeria is forging ahead with the wide-ranging upgrade and expansion of its refining sector, and Sonatrachs downstream vice-president 'Abd al-Hafid Feghouli told MEES in Algiers last week that the ambitious target of nearly doubling the countrys refining capacity by 2013 is on track. But delays to the FEED study on the new 15mn tons/year refinery at Tiaret, and the...