Medgaz wil carry out a study in 2023 on the possibility of blending hydrogen and gas in the pipeline, which runs from Algeria to Spain.
Sonatrach has confirmed a major construction contract with Petrofac, while moving ahead on gas negotiations with European offtakers.
Spanish transmission operator Enagas has shrugged off disruption to Algerian gas flows via the Medgaz link.
Sonatrach has struck a deal to supply France’s Engie with gas via the Medgaz pipeline.
Spain has begun flowing gas south, into Morocco, via the Gazoduc Maghreb Europe (GME).
Sonatrach has made a significant addition to its reserves at the Hassi R’Mel licence.
Sonatrach is aiming to bring online additional throughput at the Medgaz export pipeline this month, while sketching out plans to return to exploration in Libya.
The future of gas supplies from Algeria to Spain, via Morocco, remains unclear following a diplomatic spat.
Algeria has broken off diplomatic relations with Morocco, in the latest flare up of tensions between the two North African states.
Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab has inaugurated the EGPDF pipeline, which links in to the Medgaz pipeline.
Senior Sonatrach executives have held a meeting with Naturgy to review gas agreements.
Sonatrach has increased its stake in the Medgaz pipeline to 51%, following the completion of a deal with Spain’s Cepsa.