• Short Summary

    FOR FIVE YEAR THE WASTES OF THE SAHARA HAVE GUSHED OIL IN GROWING SPATE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE MODERN WORLD.

  • Description

    FOR FIVE YEAR THE WASTES OF THE SAHARA HAVE GUSHED OIL IN GROWING SPATE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE MODERN WORLD. NOW, ALGERIAN F.L.M. SHALL BELONG TO ALGERIA. THEY SPURN THE FRENCH REMINDER THAT FOUR YEARS AGO, W???THE FOUNDING OF THE JOINT ORGANIZATION FOR THE SAHARA REGIONS, FRANCE DIVIDED THE SAHARA INTO TWO SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS, INDEPENDENTS OF ALGERIA. BY THE ALGERIANS ARE ALSO MINDFUL OF THE FRENCH DECLARATION THAT OIL DISCOVERIES SHOULD BENEFIT ALL STATS BORDERING THE SAHARA, INCLUDING ALGERIA.

    IT WAS IN 1959 THAT THE FIRST-DRILLED SAHARA OIL WAS PUMPED 412 MILES ALONG A PIPELINE FROM THE VAST WELLS AT HASSI MESSAOUD THROUGH HOSTILE ALGERIAN TERRITORY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN PORT OF BOUGIE. OIL PRODUCTION AT HASSI MESSAOUD IS NOW 10 MILLION TONS A YEAR.

    AS YET, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ESTIMATE THE SAHARA'S OIL POTENTIAL - NOT TO MENTION THE WEALTH OF NATURAL GAS, IRON AND OTHER METALS. BUT ONLY A PEACEFUL SOLUTION BETWEEN FRANCE AND ALGERIA'S NATIONALISTS WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO FULLY EXPLOIT THE DESERT RICHES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19A1I2FZ1OI2SX1TXAM2CXBYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA19A1I2FZ1OI2SX1TXAM2CXBYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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