Algiers has breathed new life into a giant planned fertilizer plant; a move that also signals a comeback for the country as a petrochemicals producer a year after the aging Skikda plant was shut. But, with an already-built plant lying idle, a lack of feedstock rather than capacity is the key problem facing Algeria.

Algeria’s state oil firm Sonatrach has agreed with Spain’s Villar Mir to revive the proposed 1.1mn tons/year El Bahia fertilizer project in Arzew. (CONTINUED - 989 WORDS)