• Short Summary

    NATURAL GAS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE?

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    NATURAL GAS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE GAS WAS STRUCK ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 3) WHEN DRILLERS WENT 12,000 FEET DEEP IN THE EARTH IN THE KAFR-EL-SHEIK GOVERNORATE IN THE NILE DELTA.

    EXPERTS ESTIMATED THAT THE FIND COULD PRODUCE AS MUCH AS 3,500,000 CUBIC FEET OF GAS A DAY. THE DRILLING, WHICH WAS INITIALLY FOR OIL, WAS BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE ITALIAN COMPANY E.N.I. IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE COMPAGNIE ORIENTALE DE PETROLE.

    INDUSTRIAL OBSERVERS SAID THE STRIKE COULD MEAN THE PRESENCE OF A USEFUL GAS FIELD.

    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WAS DEVELOPING HER OILFIELDS ON A PLANNED BASIS, AND COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES OF GAS IN THE NILE DELTA WOULD GIVE FRESH IMPETUS TO THE COUNTRY'S INDUSTRIALISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7O1HAWMB862G6V7NL8TKDLIDG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7O1HAWMB862G6V7NL8TKDLIDG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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