In line with Eni’s distinctive strategy to address the challenges of the current energy market, on 7 September 2022 we acquired BP’s business in Algeria, operating two major gas fields “In Amenas” and “In Salah”. This acquisition has a great strategic value to further contribute to Europe’s gas needs and further strengthens our presence in Algeria, increasing our portfolio of assets in the country.
On 15 July 2022, Algeria announced that starting from the second half of July 2022 it will supply 4 billion cubic metres of gas to Italy. Algeria is one of the key sources for gas imports and this decision reflects the deep-rooted historical ties with the country.
April 2022, Eni's Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, met with the Prime Minister, Aymen Benabderrahmane and the Minister of Energy, Mohamed Arkab in Algiers to discuss the company's current and future activities in Algeria as well as the issues related to the current energy crisis.