Located in Oran in Algeria, the Arzew GL1Z LNG liquefaction terminal is operated by Sonatrach. The terminal started operations in 1978 and is owned by Sonatrach.

The Arzew GL1Z LNG liquefaction terminal sources gas from Hassi R’Mel field.

With six trains, the Arzew GL1Z terminal has an LNG production capacity of 8Mtpa (million tons per annum), which is expected to remain the same as 8Mtpa by 2030.

Approximately 75.88% of the installed capacity is committed through long-term contracts, which amounts to roughly 6.07Mtpa.

About Sonatrach

Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, production, liquefaction, refining, marketing and maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. The company operates pipeline transport, storage, loading and unloading infrastructure network to transport crude oil; condensate, LPG, and natural gas. Sonatrach also carries out production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and by-products such as ethane propane butane and gasoline. It provides research, development, exploitation, and production of hydrocarbons. The company has operational presence in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.


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