The halt will increase the country’s need for gasoil imports while reducing naphtha exports, the Paris-based agency said today in its monthly report. The plant is expected to run at half capacity during the work, according to the report.
Sonatrach plans to import about 2 million metric tons of diesel in 2012, compared with 1.3 million tons last year, Yamina Hamdi, vice president of commercial activity at the company, said on Feb. 7.
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