Algeria's Carbon-Capture Experiment

A venture by Algeria's Sonatrach, BP, and Norway's Statoil to strip CO2 out of natural gas and store it underground could help cut emissions

About 700 miles south of Algiers, the capital of Algeria, a monumental assemblage of pipes and cylinders rises from the bleak Sahara Desert. Not far away is a small airstrip and helicopter pad. And in a compound down the road, surrounded by a thick stand of trees to break the whistling winds, there are dormitories, tennis courts, even a mess hall, where a crew of chefs whips up hearty meals including lobster pie and potato tarts for several hundred people.

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