Spotlight | Algeria
Future of Hassi Massaoud refinery in doubt as Samsung and Técnicas Reunidas clash with Sonatrach

Sonatrach plant in the Algerian Sahara, Hassi Messaoud site in the Ouargla province.
Sonatrach plant in the Algerian Sahara, Hassi Messaoud site in the Ouargla province. © J-F Rollinger/Only World/Only France via AFP
At a cost of more than $3bn, the mega-refinery was supposed to be built next to Algeria's largest oilfield. But money rows between the state-owned Sonatrach and contractors Samsung and Técnicas Reunida mean the facility may never see the light of day. [...]
Published on 14.04.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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