Algeria Saturday dispatched 4,000 tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Tunisia to help the country meet the shortage caused by disruptive weather conditions, mainly heavy snow, that have affected major social amenities, TAP reports.
The shipment is meant for household use and that the 4,000 tons will be supplied to regions affected by shortage at the time the country is hit with heavy snowfalls, the same source indicates.
The shortage also hit three gas canister filling stations, namely in Rades, Gabes and Bizerte.
The Saturday shipment will supply 300,000 households and priority will be given to the Northeast parts of the country, authorities said.
Tunisia was to receive additional 4,000 to 5,000 tons of LNG, according to TAP.