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    Extracting methane gas from Sahara Desert.

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    This material is filmed in colour.

    Arzew, Algeria, Sahara Desert.

    Several shots of large tankers in harbour. Various shots of the gas works in Sahara desert where the methane gas is extracted. Knots of pipes are seen around. Waste burners on fire. Various long shots of the harbour with gas works in distance and ships moored. Various shots of mass of pipes laid across desert. Several scenic shots of the desert with red sand, laid pipes gas burning in distance etc. Shots of the burning gas at night. European family at home, presumably in England. Woman washing dishes, man and a baby seated at table - possibly after dinner. Cut back to the desert with pipes, burning oil, gas works, pylons, etc. Various shots of the camels resting on ground at the entrance of town on desert side of town wall. People walking around, some entering and others leaving. Surrounding has lots of greenery and many palm trees - possibly oasis. Travelling shot from a car moving along road nearing the town. Scenes outside town walls. Various shots of the men working at gas works. Various air shots of red Sahara desert.

    (E/C. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:26:00 / 01:18:13:00
    UN 4041 B

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