The strategic location of North African natural gas producers play an important role in attracting natural gas investors which the industry is very much in need of; to accelerate the development and procurement of gas projects both in the upstream and down stream sector.

North African countries need to tackle many challenges in order to make use of both local and foreign private investors that are anxious to participate in development of natural gas projects especially after recent increase in natural gas demand which concedes with energy price improvements, recent economic growth of many countries in the region played a major part in attracting local and foreign private fund to develop natural gas resources, risk management procedures to tackle these challenges are necessary for economic success of gas projects in the region. This paper outlines the difficulties and challenges that retard the development of natural gas industry in the North African region.

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