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Algeria exported $ 9.1 billion worth of natural gas in 2016

30 January 2017
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Exports went to 18 countries on four continents. Italy led the way with $ 3.01 billion in exports, followed by Spain at $ 2.38 billion and France at $ 1.18 billion, according to statistics collected from Algerian customs

Detail of natural gas exports by country in 2016

Country Exports (dollars)
Italy 3 012 708 046,83
Espagne 2 384 532 574,37
France 1 185 702 153,86
Turqy 777 036 448,91
Tunisia 530 729 995,01
Portugal 409 633 322,72
United Kingdom 234 972 073,76
China 162 795 717,98
Morroco 121 424 098,63
Liechtenstein 60 020 705,54
Japon 47 065 378,38
Argentine 44 251 010,63
Mexique 33 941 348,90
Suisse 22 566 416,83
Usa 21 281 594,54
Mexique 18 830 525,78
Rep de coree 18 638 805,25
Inde 18 057 701,31

The year 2016 was marked by strong growth in Sonatrach’s exports to its natural markets, particularly in Italy, where sales grew by almost 40%, thus classifying Algeria as its second source of supply. Supplies to the Iberian Peninsula were, on the other hand, stable, Algeria already being the main source of natural gas supply in this region.

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The national energy group announced last week that Algeria’s gas exports (natural gas + LNG) are expected to increase by nearly 6% next year to 57 billion cubic meters of which 40 billion via gas pipelines and 17 Billion in LNG. In 2016, Sonatrach exported 54 billion m3 of which 15 in LNG.

Noted that gas exports represent about 30% of the country’s total hydrocarbon exports.