Algerian state firm Sonatrach plans to share lessons learned from shale exploration with its Polish counterpart PGNiG, the two sides agreed during a visit by Polish officials to Algeria earlier this month. However, PGNiG has no plans to invest in shale gas in Algeria, given that it is focusing on shale gas exploration in Poland for now.

Poland has often been described as Europe’s shale gas pioneer. The EU state attracted interest from several oil and gas majors and shale-focused companies since the late 2000s, as part of Warsaw’s strategy to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. (CONTINUED - 869 WORDS)