• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OIL PIPELINE OWNED BY THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT THE PORT OF ARZEW, NEAR ORAN NEXT SATURDAY.

  • Description

    THE FIRST OIL PIPELINE OWNED BY THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT THE PORT OF ARZEW, NEAR ORAN NEXT SATURDAY. THE PIPELINE, WHICH COST GBP25 MILLION STERLING, RUNS 500 MILES (800 KMS) FROM HAOUD EL HAMRA, NEAR THE HASSI MESSAOUD OILFIELDS, TO ARZEW.

    THE PIPELINE IS THE PROPERTY OF THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION, SOCIETE NATIONALE DE TRANSPORT ET DE COMMERCIALISATION DES HYDROCARBURES (SONATRACH)
    THE FIRST PHASE OF OPERATION WILL LAST UNTIL AUGUST THIS YEAR. THIS ALLOWS FOR CRUDE OIL TO FLOW ALONG THE 14-INCH-ROUND (70 CMS) PIPELINE AT THE RATE OF 10 MILLION TONS A YEAR. THE SECOND PHASE WILL TAKE THE FLOW UP TO 18 MILLION TONS A YEAR. IN MARCH NEXT YEAR IT IS EXPECTED TO BE 22 MILLION TONS A YEAR.

    THE STORAGE TERMINAL AT ARZEW HAS SEVEN TANKS AND A CLEARING TANK THAT CAN HOLD 30,000 CUBIC METRES (40,000 CUBIC YARDS) OF OIL EACH. THESE WILL BE THE STORAGE CAPACITIES AT ARZEW AS THE OPERATION DEVELOPS: 1ST PHASE: 300,000 CUBIC METRES (400,000 CUBIC YARDS); 2ND PHASE: 550,000 CUBIC METRES (733,000 CUBIC YARDS); 3RD PHASE: 650,000 CUBIC METRES (866,660 CUBIC YARDS).

    A TOTAL OF 90 ALGERIAN TECHNICIANS, ENGINEER AND CHEMISTS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH ENGLISH EXPERTS, LEARNING ALL ASPECTS OF THE OPERATION. THE ALGERIANS WILL TAKE OVER ENTIRELY IN TWO YEARS TIME. THE ALGERIANS WILL TAKE OVER ENTIRELY IN UNDERTAKING A FIVE-YEAR COURSE ON PETROCHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABWI3PIAOMXX7PSXPIAMNT50XZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABWI3PIAOMXX7PSXPIAMNT50XZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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