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    Hundreds of slogans, some of them proclaiming that "Arab oil is for the Arabs", marked the official opening of the Jbesseh oil field at Hassakeh, Syria, on Thursday (1 May).

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    Hundreds of slogans, some of them proclaiming that "Arab oil is for the Arabs", marked the official opening of the Jbesseh oil field at Hassakeh, Syria, on Thursday (1 May). The official celebrations marked the first time that oil from the field was pumped to the Syrian port of Tartous on the Mediterranean.

    The ceremony at the field, situated some 18 miles (30 kilometres) from the iraqi border, was attended by Dr. Adnam Mustapha, the Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources.he was accompanied by a number of other ministers and officials, among them the Soviet Charge D'Affaires based in Damascus.

    The well is expected to produce 4000,000 tonnes of crude oil by the end of this year, about 4 per cent of the estimated Syrian total.

    In his inauguration speech, Dr. Mustapha said that the Jbesseh field was of special significance because its oil had "unique world specifications". He praised the Soviet technical aid which had helped Syria to Jaunch its programme for exploiting the country's oil deposits. He said that in the next two years,Syria would be making use of Arab and other expert help in exploring for more oil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABY4CETUNHX9VZ5YK0YJ7W5N3T
    Media URN:
    VLVABY4CETUNHX9VZ5YK0YJ7W5N3T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1975
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
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