Algeria activates Medgaz pipeline

Algeria cemented its ambitions as a prime supplier of natural gas to Southern Europe by launching an ambitious undersea pipeline.

Algeria on Tuesday (March 1st) inaugurated the Medgaz submarine pipeline between Beni Saf and Almeria in Spain. Sonatrach CEO Nourredine Cherouati and his Medgaz counterpart, Pedro Miro, attended the opening ceremony.

Cherouati symbolically opened the valve, saying that gas will reach Almeria within three hours, to give confidence to Medgaz customers awaiting the official operation, which is scheduled for the first trimester of 2011…read more

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