Morocco imported 109mn cfd of gas from Algeria in 2016 and Q1 2017, some 93% of the country’s consumption. In theory there is scope for these volumes to rise – gas provides only 6% of Morocco’s primary energy demand. But, in practice, fractious relations between the two Maghreb neighbors – their 1,560 km border is entirely closed with Algeria hosting the ‘government in exile’ of Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara – means that Rabat is loath to increase...