Algeria’s Sonatrach Lines Up Majors For Petchems Projects

Algerian state giant Sonatrach has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Versalis, the petrochemicals subsidiary of Italian oil major Eni, for “joint feasibility studies for an integrated petrochemical complex to be built in Algeria.”

Neither Sonatrach nor Versalis give specific details about the proposed project. Versalis says only that the study is aimed at “enhancing hydrocarbons with value added products through the development, in Algeria, of one or a few world-scale industrial petrochemical facilities.”

However, the Italian firm is apparently not the only one talking with Sonatrach about major petchems projects. In December France’s Total signed a partnership agreement with Sonatrach for a feasibility study on a “world-scale petrochemical complex,” according to state news agency APS. (CONTINUED - 791 WORDS)


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