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CO2 Sequestration to Expand in Algeria’s Gas Fields

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Four Western oil companies and Algeria’s Sonatrach are planning to partner in the CO2 sequestration business. The companies are BP and Statoil with focus on the In-Salah fields in southern Algeria and more recently Total, Gaz de France, and Sonatrach revealing a join project in the Timimoun, Ahnet and Touat gas fields located in the southwest of the country.

Although the technology is still evolving, oil companies in Algeria have been using it for their own purposes for some two decades. The gas fields of In-Salah are among the few sites in the world that use sequestration technology to burry CO2 in deep layers instead of releasing it into the air. Continue here | Or subscribe here.

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