Algerian gas is in high demand. Just weeks after Italy signed a deal to boost gas imports from Algeria through the 33bcm/y TransMediterranean Pipeline, Tunisia has started talks to secure higher volumes from its North African neighbor via the same route.

Tunisian energy minister Naila Nouira was in Algiers late last month where she held meetings with her Algerian counterpart, state power firm Sonelgaz and state oil giant Sonatrach. (CONTINUED - 805 WORDS)