22 February 2013

Tunisia: Over 100 Mtd Devoted By British Gas to Prospect Natural Gas in Tunisia

Tunis — "British Gas has devoted over 100 million-dinar investments for natural gas research and prospection in Tunisia in 2013," Director-General of the Group in charge of MENA Region Chris Finlaysor announced on Friday in Tunis.

During a meeting with Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, the official said that the group will seek to find new methods to develop its activities in the country and study the possibility to create a fund tasked with investment in several sectors including infrastructure.

After consultation with the Tunisian authorities and government, said Finlaysor, British Gas will keep on investing in Tunisia and explore new opportunities of natural gas prospection and supply in the country.

Present at the meeting, Industry Minister Mohamed Lamine Chakhari said that the group takes "great interest" in investing in Tunisia, adding it had reasserted "commitment" to develop its activities in the country over the long term.

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