Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 30

23-July-2007

ALGERIA

Diesel Price Hike Needed To Cut Imports Bill, Says Khelil

Algerias Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil has called the imminent rise in fuel, and especially diesel prices, an unavoidable strategic option in the face of a high imports bill, according to the state news agency APS. Speaking during an inspection tour of the Berrouaghia power station on 14 July, the minister said that a new policy for the price of Algerias heavily...