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Algeria to Search for Shale Gas, Study Nuclear Power

Algeria will start looking for unconventional gas deposits and study the use of nuclear power in an effort to diversify its energy sources, Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi said.

“We are going to intensify exploration in the near future, especially in regions that haven’t been explored much,” Yousfi told delegates at the World Energy Congress in Montreal today. “We are going to do an inventory of unconventional hydrocarbons. The same way that you in Canada are looking for shale gas, we are going to look for oil and gas in shale and compact formations.”