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Algeria's tightening gas balance threatens exports

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Report summary

With its North African counterpart Egypt facing gas shortages and a dramatic shift in its gas trade position Algeria has been given a stark warning of the dangers of a gas market at breaking point. Historically Algeria's gas resource has been sufficient to meet domestic demand as well as export commitments. However over the mid term to 2020 rising domestic demand and risks to production will cause the gas supply demand balance to increasingly tighten presenting a risk to exports.

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  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
    • Power demand growth will be the key driver of gas demand growth
    • Smaller-scale growth from direct users of gas will add further demand upside
  • Delays to crucial projects in the southwest will limit domestic supply over the mid-term
  • Algeria's tightening gas balance will put exports at risk

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

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  • Historic domestic demand vs. exports (2008-2014)
  • Algerian gas exports under various demand scenarios
  • Algerian gas exports by source (2010-2014)
  • Algerian gas demand outlook by sector (2010-2020)
  • Wood Mackenzie forecast vs. CREG demand scenarios (2010-2019)

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