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Sonatrach in brief...

Sonatrach is the largest oil and gas company in Algeria and Africa. The company operates in exploration, production, pipeline transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons and by products.

As part of a diversification strategy, Sonatrach stepped up investments in power generation, new and renewable energies, water desalination, and mining exploration and exploitation. The international strategy of the company includes operations in several parts of the world namely: in Africa (Mali, Niger, Libya, Egypt), in Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain), in Latin America (Peru) and in the USA.

With a turnover nearing $56,1 billion in 2010, Sonatrach is ranked first company in Africa and 12th in the world. It is also 4th world LNG exporter, 3rd world LPG exporter and 5th World Natural gas exporter.

  • 12th World Oil Company
  • 13th World Company regarding liquid hydrocarbons (reserves and production)
  • 6th World Company in terms of Natural Gas (reserves and production)
  • 25th World Company in terms of employees (source: PIW Top 50 /2008)
  • 4th World LNG exporter
  • 3rd World LPG exporter