Algeria’s 2017 gas output was only just shy of record levels set the previous year. With the second of two key ‘Southwest Gas Project’ components starting up this week, the country can expect new records in 2018.

The 24 February start-up of output at the Timimoun gas field makes it the second of three components of the 9bcm/y phase-1 of the country’s Southwest Gas Project (SWGP) to enter service.

The much-delayed SWGP (MEES, 14 July 2017) has for years formed the...