Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest | glObserver Global Economics


Riot police prevented a turmoil in the Algerian capital Tuesday against national energy giant Sonatrach’s controversial exploitation of shale gas in the southern desert.

Source: globserver.cn

Sonatrach announced plans last month to invest at least $70 billion (62 billion euros) over the next 20 years to exploit the gas despite huge public opposition in the In Salah area of the central Sahara, where successful test drilling was announced in December.

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