Sonelgaz

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Sonelgaz
سونلغاز
State-owned
Founded 1969
Headquarters Algiers, Algeria
Key people
Noureddine Boutarfa (CEO)
Website Official website

Sonelgaz (Socièté Nationale de l'Electricité et du Gaz, National Society for Electricity and Gas) is a state-owned utility in charge of electricity and natural gas distribution in Algeria. It was established in 1969, replacing the previous body Electricité et gaz d'Algérie (EGA), and was given a monopoly over the distribution and selling of natural gas within the country as well as the production, distribution, importation, and exportation of electricity. In 2002, its monopoly was revoked by presidential decree N° 02-195, which legally converted it into a private (though entirely government-owned) company; it is now scheduled to be split eventually. As of 2003, it produces 29 billion kWh a year, sells 4.6 billion cubic metres of gas a year, and employs nearly 20,000 people.

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