Algeria’s oil and gas production finally increased in 2016 after years in the doldrums. Algiers plans substantial investments to further boost output and diversify downstream options. But despite new gas production due to come on stream this year, keeping pace with domestic consumption remains a challenge

Algeria has enjoyed an upturn in both oil and gas production in recent months, according to data published by the government. Crude oil production increased to 1.14mn b/d in November...