French oil major Total is showing renewed commitment to Algeria in the wake of its recent acquisitions of Maersk and Engie LNG.

France’s Total is in talks with Algiers over upstream gas projects and a petrochemicals plant, according to the firm’s chairman and CEO, Patrick Pouyanné. “We are discussing with them… gas development projects in direct negotiation,” as well as an unspecified “petrochemical project,” said Mr Pouyanné in the...