ALGERIA TO RAISE OUTPUT OF GAS AND ALLIED LIQUEFIED PRODUCTS BY 30 PCT BY 2020

ORAN, -- Algeria intends to increase its production of narural gas and liquefieid products by more than 30 per cent from current levels by the year 2020, says Minister of Energy Noureddine Bouterfa.

"We intend to increase gas production and liquid products by over 30 per cent by the year 2020," Bouterfa told the media Monday while on an inspection of industrial area in Arzew, Oran, some 430 kilometres west of the capital, Algiers.

"However, we must find new energy sources. We have a programme for the development of conventional and unconventional energies, but we still have a long way to go," said the minister, who was accompanied by the chief executive officer of the national hydrocarbons company SONATRACH and Energy Ministry officials.

Bouterfa underlined the need to accelerate the programme for the development of conventional and unconventional energy sources.

Source: Name News Network