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Shale Gas Exploitation: Challenges for Development in Algeria

Boualem Ammar Chebira () and Lynda Amirat ()
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Boualem Ammar Chebira: Badji Mokhtar University
Lynda Amirat: Badji Mokhtar University

Proceedings RCE 2017, 2017, 532-544

Abstract: This paper aims to assess the situation of Algeria in the field of shale gas to illustrate the various potential benefits and risks in the exploitation area. The constraints for Algeria are numerous : the risks due in its exploitation, particularly the pollution generated by hydraulic fracturing and also the increased risk of earthquake; the scarcity of water resources and the high cost of such investments. Currently, and under conditions of non-availability of clean and safe technologies, the most available choice for Algeria is the diversification of non-hydrocarbon exports and the development of renewable energies.

Keywords: Shale gas; natural gas; water resources; hydraulic fracturing. Title of Book: Risk in Contemporary Economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc.rce2017.1.46

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