Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 16

16-Apr-2007

ALGERIA

Algeria May Forego Tinrhert GTL Plant, Cites Cost

Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Chakib Khelil on 8 April said his country might decide to forego its planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) project at Tinrhert. Speaking in Doha during the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Mr Khelil acknowledged that only two bidders remained interested in the project, saying it appeared the proposed 36,000 b/d plant was too expensive and therefore Algeria may...