ALGERIA. Sonatrach announced this week a new gas discovery in southwest Algeria's Gourara basin. This latest gas field find, made in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Abu Dhabi's Liwa Energy, is the fifth in just the first quarter of 2009.
INTERNATIONAL. Every UK region is more affluent than five years ago; There has been a significant 41% rise in the number of millionaires in the UK overall since 2010; 715,000 millionaires now live in the UK, compared to 508,000 in 2010.