Officials said Algeria would export hundreds of millions of cubic meters
of gas to neighboring Morocco. They said the Algerian gas would power
electric generating plants in Ein Bani Mathar and Tahadart.
"The gas will flow through the Gazoduc Pedro Duran Farell pipeline
linking Algeria's gas fields to the Iberian peninsula through Morocco," the
Moroccan news agency MAP said.
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Officials said the agreement was signed on July 31 in Algiers by
Morocco's state-owned National Electricity Utility and Algeria's state-owned
energy monopoly Sonatrach.
They said Algeria would supply at least 640
million cubic meters of gas per year over the next decade.