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.
UAE. Total passengers set to double to 7 billion by 2034; The UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will all enjoy strong growth of 5.6%, 4.8%, and 4.6% respectively. The total regional market size will be 383 million passengers.