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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1968
Year 1968, Volume IV (1970)

Nahai, L.
France,   pp. 237-265 ff. PDF (3.1 MB)


Page 265

THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF FRANCE 
265 
 The French tanker fleet increased 9.3 percent to 4,738,000 tons on January
1, 1969 and was 3.8 percent of world tonnage. 
 Natural Gas.—Sale of natural gas produced in southeast France, exclusive
of natural gas imported from Algeria and the Netherlands totaled 5,544.7
million cubic meters of which 74.11 percent was for industrial use, 25.35
percent for domestic use including small industries, and the remainder for
other uses. 
 In October 1968 new processing units, with a capacity of 3 million cubic
meters per day of crude gas to be increased to 5 million cubic meters in
October 1969, were receiving gas from the Pont d'As field. The production
from this field will be increased. 
 The French group, headed by ERAP's Petroland discovered natural gas at Leeuwarden
in the Netherlands (onshore) and was awaiting a concession. The group made
an arrangement whereby Gas de France will take an extra 400 million cubic
meters of natural gas yearly from Groningen field, produced by Shell-Esso,
which will get an equal quantity of Leeuwarden gas.19 
 Natural gas imports from the Netherlands increased to 1.3 billion cubic
meters; imports from Algeria remained at the 1967 level of 500 million cubic
meters. 
19 Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Jan. 27, 1969, 
p.5. 


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