Serbia Plans 1 Billion-Euro Shale Oil Joint Project, Blic Says

Serbia will seek a partner for an estimated 1 billion euro ($1.35 billion) investment to tap oil shale reserves in the country, Blic newspaper reported, citing a government official.

The government plans to own 51 percent of the future venture whose operations should begin by 2016, near the southern city of Aleksinac, the report quoted Deputy Mining Minister Zlatko Dragosavljevic as saying.

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