Algeria boosted its share of Spanish gas imports to 60% last year, up from 51.5% in 2013, as pipeline gas nominations rose in a context of reduced LNG and oil prices. About three-quarters of the Algerian volumes were piped gas, with 43% of this (21% of total imports) coming through the 8 bcm/year Medgaz link that runs from Beni Saf to Almeria, and the remaining 57% (27% of total imports) via the 12 bcm/year Gas Maghreb Europe (GME) pipeline that transits Morocco (see chart and table, p7).

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