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    An ambitious international gas pipeline project is a stage nearer completion with the inauguration of the Hassi R'Mel gas plant in Algeria.

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    An ambitious international gas pipeline project is a stage nearer completion with the inauguration of the Hassi R'Mel gas plant in Algeria.

    SYNOPSIS: President Bendjedid Chadli and other government officials attended the formal ceremony at the desert gas field on Monday (June 18). The Hassi R'Mel plant will produce commercial gas, stabilised condensate and liquid petroleum gas - much of it to be fed along a remarkable pipeline through Tunisia, under the Straits of Sicily and Messina into Italy. Starting in 1981, the pipeline will carry some three hundred billion cubic metres of Algerian gas during a 25 year period. it is a project that could eventually revolutionise plans for gas supply to Europe.

    For Algeria, the project represents a bonanza of several billion dollars in export credits from Italy, including nearly two billion dollars for the construction of a car factory complex. Under the terms of the contract, Algeria, Tunisia and Italy will own the sections of pipeline of their own territory, while the portion running under the Straits of Sicily will be jointly controlled. The pipeline could eventually stretch into Germany, Switzerland and even France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPHKQBAWDRLD3HMOGCRSK08EX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPHKQBAWDRLD3HMOGCRSK08EX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
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    N/A

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