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OMV’s gas project paves the way for other developments in Tunisia


Issue 265 - 07 Nov 2013 - By John Hamilton

While the Tunisian state cannot throw its backing behind shale exploitation until a new constitution is in place and a new government is elected with a full mandate, a project to establish the necessary infrastructure will soon get under way. Austria’s OMV is expected to make a final investment decision by year-end for the Nawara gas project, which involves the development of conventional gas fields in the southernmost part of Tunisia and the construction of a pipeline connecting the fields to a new processing facility at Gabès. 
OMV has taken over what used to be known as the South Tunisian Gas Project, which was merged with its Nawara development in February after Italy’s Eni withdrew backing.

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