*Spain’s gas imports rose 10% to hit 38.1bcm for 2018, the second highest figure on record after 40.7bcm for 2008.

*Top supplier Algeria supplied a record 19.5bcm in 2018, marginally higher than the previous record set in 2015. Algeria’s market share again rose above 50% for 2018 (at 51.1%) but this is well down on 2015’s record 60% (see chart 1). Spain competes with Italy as Algeria’s number one gas export market – the two were neck-and-neck for 2018 (MEES, 22 March). (CONTINUED - 472 WORDS)