Tunisia Gas Slump

Tunisia’s gas output fell below 200mn cfd for only the third time in eight years in March as a series of strikes and sit-ins shut down output. And all the signs are that it fell further in April.

Latest figures from state oil and gas company ETAP show gas output was just 197.2mn cfd in March. The only lower figures since the 2009 start-up of the key Hasdrubal offshore field came in March and May last year when similar strikes also crippled output.

The latest strikes have centered on the southern province of Tataouine where protestors have repeatedly blocked pipelines shipping gas and oil output from Saharan fields. (CONTINUED - 301 WORDS)


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