Sonatrach aims to use solar power to run its plants, but limited funds mean delays.

Algerian state petroleum firm Sonatrach plans to install solar power plants to supply the electricity required by all its fields and facilities, although the company’s director general Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour says the pace of deployment will be constrained by tight budgets.

Mr Ould Kaddour told an Algiers conference on energy transition this week that Sonatrach will “still be dependent on...