These are real too, not like the fantasy oil reserves in Saudi or the expensive and yet to be tested shale gas.
The prospect of shale gas has in Europe has kept gas prices in the UK low. Despite our total lack of investment in new Gas fired powerstations we are a high gas consuming nation. The LNG platform means that the UK can rely on Gas to keep help keep the lights on when we crazily switch of our Nuclear capacity.
But the UK's own dwindling supplies of gas are not enough and in future we have often been told we will need to rely on Russia for supplies. We can't bully Russia or trust it to act fairly. Luckily Algeria is much closer and has supplies that can reach Europe easily.
All we need to do is strengthen relations now and play the long game. The first step could be allowing them to progress in the World Cup. Perhaps we should lend them our goalkeeper as their's is accident prone?
UPDATE: DO YOU BELIVE ME NOW?!