Algeria has planned several new refineries in recent years. But progress is scant. It now has a new plan, but the latest vision provides more questions than answers.

Algeria’s Energy Ministry says that it wants to expand its refining capacity to meet domestic demand growth and produce oil products in line with European standards. Demand grew by 7.4% in 2014 and strong growth is expected to continue with Algiers insisting that it will not cut oil product subsidies (MEES, 3 July). (CONTINUED - 637 WORDS)