Algeria selects LPG system installers as part of its major conversion plan

Algeria plans to have one million vehicles running on Autogas by 2023. In order to speed the transition, the country will open the project to the private sector, and the Algerian National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalisation of Energy Use (APRUE) has launched two open calls for expressions of interest to select installers of LPG systems to participate in the conversion programme.

The first call on behalf of the Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies falls within the scope of the implementation of the 2018 annual phase (50,000 vehicles) of the national programme for the energy administration relating to the transport sector. The second comes within the framework of the implementation of the 2019 annual phase of the same programme and aims to select installers of LPG systems for the conversion of 100,000 vehicles. The deadline for both calls for tenders is 4 May 2021.

According to the latest statistics from the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Commission (CEREFE), the average annual rate of 90,000 Autogas conversions could be significantly increased by opening up the sector to more authorised private installers. In 2019, the country had nearly 150 conversion centres, as well as 796 service stations offering this fuel, according to the state-owned oil company Naftal. As of December 2019, the country had already converted 490,000 vehicles.

Algeria has also committed to converting all public sector cars to LPG. According to Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, the conversion rate of gasoline vehicle fleets operated by public agencies and offices has reached 34%. For more information, please check this link.

14 April 2021