The energy industry in Algeria
Algeria is the largest country in both Africa and the Arab and as a result, the country is rich in natural resources and is an OPEC member. Algeria has the tenth-largest proven reserves of natural gas in the world, is the 6th largest gas exporter. It also has the third-largest reserves of shale gas and ranks 16th in proven oil reserves. According to Sonatrach, the state-owned oil company, about two-thirds of Algerian territory remains unexplored or largely underexplored. The country also has a small, but significant mining industry with 13% of the world’s helium mining coming from the country.