Middle East Economic Survey


No 47



BHP Billiton Joins Statoil/Petro SA Bid For Tinrhert GTL Plant

Norways Statoil has confirmed to MEES that Australian energy and mining company BHP Billiton has joined Statoil and Petro SA of South Africa in a bid to built Algerias first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant. Statoil spokesman Kai Nielsen said BHP had an option to join in the group and had now done so. Bids for the 36,000 b/d GTL project are to be submitted by the end of...