ALGERIAN ENERGY MINISTER RECEIVES CEO OF SPANISH NATURAL GAS UTILITY

ALGIERS, April 18 (NNN-APS) — Algeria’s Minister of Energy, Noureddine Boutarfa, received here Monday Rafael Villaseca, the chief executive officer of the Spanish natural gas utility, Gas Natural Fenosa.

The Energy Ministry said in a statement that during the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction at the special relations between Algeria’s national hydrocarbon company, Sonatrach, and Gas Natural Fenosa.

They also expressed willingness to strengthen these relations in the medium and long terms through the renewal of gas supply agreements as well as through the examination of new partnership opportunities”.

Boutarfa recalled that Algeria is a major and reliable partner on the international gas market owing to the investments launched to meet the demands of its partners. He also underlined Algeria’s commitment to developing its energy resources.

The two sides also discussed the evolution of the gas sector and its prospects given its place in the global energy mix.

Source: NAM News Network

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