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Algeria's Skikda Refinery to Partially Shut in May

Source: Reuters 2/9/2012, Location: Africa

Algeria's 335,000 barrel per day Skikda refinery will partially shut down in early May for improvement works, the chief executive of state oil firm Sonatrach said. Abdelhamid Zerguine did not say how long the work at Algeria's largest refinery was expected to take.

He also said that Algeria had decided to import large quantities of gas oil to make up for a shortfall in domestic production and to meet growing demand. "We imported 1.3 million tonnes of gas oil last year. Total domestic demand is estimated at 8.5 million tonnes. We also imported 360,000 tonnes of gasoline."

The Sonatrach chief executive did not give a forecast for gas oil imports this year. A senior Algerian energy official said last month imports would go up in 2012 to off-set shutdowns at the country's refineries for scheduled maintenance.

In some parts of Algeria this year, filling stations ran out of fuel because of the reduced refining capacity, compounded by bad weather which held up the arrival of imported supplies.

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