• Short Summary

    A look at the process of transporting gas from the Sahara desert to Britain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Your gas from Sahara.


    Various shots of beacon of gas in the desert at the gas plant in Hassi Arr-Mel, zoom in to show the flame. L/S houses in Reading. C/U of a housewife preparing a joint of meat in her kitchen. M/S as she walks over and puts it in oven. C/U oven door closing. M/S boiler on wall. C/U flames in oven. Various shots of beacons of flames in desert over gas site. Various shots of big storage tanks and pipelines being laid. Pan across gas site. M/S's man sat at control panel inside. L/S tanks etc. M/S lab with scientist checking gas quality. C/U crystals in beakers. M/S another beaker bubbling. Various shots of the French technicians eating at big table. M/S big rug on wall.

    L/S fortress at Ghardaia. M/S man on donkey. Various shots locals and town. M/S camel. Various shots locals, C/U little boy. Travelling shot along road. C/U sign 'Arzew'. Various shots of the liquefaction plant. M/S tanker 'Methane Progress', various shots ship and crew. M/S big flame as waste gas is burned away. M/S tanker. C/U man waving it off. M/S tanker at sea. C/U sign 'Canvey Island'. M/S pipes and tanks. Various shots as re-vaporisation process is carried out. M/S controller in room, various shots showing the grids for different areas, C/U big pipe. M/S flames in furnace. M/S of the housewife in Reading, she puts the cooked joint down in front of her husband, her child sits opposite. C/U as he starts to cut it. M/S flames from gas site at night.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:04:45:00

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