Sonatrach will increase gas production by 353.1 MMcf/D at its huge Hassi Messaoud field and will then increase production by 211.8 MMcf/D at the nearby Rhourde el Baguel field, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour said recently. The Algerian state-run company is looking to boost gas production, including output from mature fields, to offset energy revenue declines caused by the fall in oil prices. The two fields are within the company’s domestic operations.