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Draghi Heads to Algeria as Italy Seeks to Cut Russia Gas Imports

  • Prime minister to sign gas-supply agreement in Algiers Monday
  • Algeria may replace Russia as the main gas supplier to Italy
Gas pipelines near In Salah, Algeria.

Gas pipelines near In Salah, Algeria.

Photographer: Adam Berry/Bloomberg

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Mario Draghi will visit Algeria on Monday as part of a plan to wean Italy off Russian natural gas.

Algeria will agree to boost gas exports to Italy by 50% as part of a deal that will be signed during the prime minister’s trip, people familiar with the matter said.