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This analysis includes a comprehensive Algeria energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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of renewables by 2035
oil production since 2007
Institutions & Energy Policy
The Ministry of Energy is responsible for the energy policy and supervises the public energy companies.
The Hydrocarbon Regulatory Authority regulates the national oil products market by fixing prices.
Sonatrach is the largest African gas company, and the world's tenth largest LNG exporter and tenth largest natural gas exporter. Sonatrach is trying to reinforce its position in Europe (6% of extra-EU market share in 2019) and also wants to diversify its exports by developing gas trade with Asian and Latin American countries.
Algeria has large proved crude oil and natural gas reserves (12.2 Gbl of oil and 2 745 bcm of gas, respectively, end of 2019). Its main gas field is Hassi R'Mel (among the world's largest with estimated recoverable reserves of around 2 500 bcm).
The price of electricity for households is US$3.7c/kWh and for industry US$3.5c/kWh (2019). After decreasing between 2008 and 2015 for industry and 2016 for households, prices rose until 2018 (doubling for industry and +30% for households in national currency).
Graph: ELECTRICITY PRICES FOR INDUSTRY AND HOUSEHOLDS (US$c/kWh)
Compared to other developing countries with a similar development level, Algeria's consumption is high (1.3 toe per capita), partly because of consumption and losses in the energy sector (mainly in oil and gas production and in LNG plants). Electricity consumption per capita reaches 1 600 kWh (2019).
Issues & Prospects
The prospects for gas seem to be compromised due to stagnant production, rising domestic demand, and insufficient investment. According to the energy minister, natural gas exports are expected to decrease by more than 40% between 2020 and 2025.
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In the Algeria energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Algeria energy market data since 1990 and up to 2018 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Algeria country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
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