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Protests in Algeria intensify as shale-gas drilling continues

The ongoing anti-shale gas protests in southern Algeria look increasingly like a head-to-head confrontation between the Algerian government and a well-organised, conscious population.

Algerians protest shale gas drilling, tensions build as government ignores them. Image via Twitter.

Algerians protest shale gas drilling, tensions build as government ignores them. Image via Twitter.

By RACHIDA LAMRI , Published 02-13-15 in OpenDemocracy

Despite the ongoing anti-shale gas protests in the province of Ain Salah in the great Algerian south, the Algerian government is pressing ahead with its shale gas development plans, according to Mr. Said Sahnoun, head of state-owned oil company Sonatrach.

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