• Short Summary

    Following last month's control takeover of French oil interests in Algeria, President Houari Boumedienne gave assurances that oil supplies to France would not be cut off by the Algerian Government.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Oil storage tanks
    0.03

    2.
    CU Pipeline PAN TO oil tanker in bay
    0.16

    3.
    GV PAN storage tanks
    0.21

    4.
    LV & CU man shutting off valve (2 shots)
    0.29

    5.
    CU Pipeline emerging from sand towards pumps
    0.34

    6.
    LV & CU meters on Pumps (2 shots)
    0.42

    7.
    GV PAN and SV petrol storage units (2 shots)
    0.53

    8.
    GTV Reservoir
    1.01

    9.
    GV Pipes PAN TO storage tank
    1.06

    10.
    LV PAN storage tanks in desert
    1.12



    Initials OS/2317 LD/OS/2326



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following last month's control takeover of French oil interests in Algeria, President Houari Boumedienne gave assurances that oil supplies to France would not be cut off by the Algerian Government. However, by early Wednesday, March 17, the Trapsa pipeline from D'In Amenas across the Sahara Desert to the Tunisian port of La Skirra was reported to be running dry after being cut off at its source - and French oil sources were said to be expecting further cuts along the Trapes (Ohanet-Hassi-Messaoud) and Sonatrach (Hassi-Messaoud-Arzew) pipelines. On March 18, VISNEWS Cameraman Andre Bessis filmed the petrol port of La Skirra the day after the reported cut-off and, although his film shows almost total inactivity on the pipeline operations, he reports that local sources had been informed that oil was already beginning to flow through the pipelines from Algeria.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAADM1NR9GL8PSXY0CW53SOXHA
    Media URN:
    VLVAAADM1NR9GL8PSXY0CW53SOXHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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