Algeria cabinet shuffle takes place during meeting

Algerian oil minister Noureddine Boutarfa was informed that he will be replaced midway through today's OPEC meeting.

As part of broader cabinet changes, Boutarfa was replaced by Sonelgaz CEO Mustapha Guitouni as energy minister. The moves follow a May 4 election.

The change is a loss for OPEC as Boutarfa was seen as a mediator and dealmaker. He was pivotal in brokering the initial OPEC/non-OPEC deal.