Algeria’s energy minister said on Monday he would seek a “good compromise” when asked about his earlier comments that Algiers would block a plan by France’s Total to buy Anadarko’s Algerian assets. Occidental Petroleum agreed to sell Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa to Total for $8.8 billion if the U.S. oil company succeeds in completing its plan to take over of Anadarko. Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab said on Sunday that Algiers would block Total’s acquisition. Algeria remains wary of investments by firms from it former colonial occupier, although Total signed energy deals with the country in 2018. “Sonatrach needs to maintain good ties with foreign partners to develop its […]