Launch of a study for the extraction in Tunisia of unconventional hydrocarbons
During a workshop shall be chaired by Minister of energy, Hela Cheikhrouhou, and Minister of local affairs and of environmental, Riadh Mouakher, with the presence of the president of Energy Committee, Ameur Laârayedh, the Ministers announced an assessment study about the extraction of non-conventional hydrocarbons. Consortium is composed by two consultants from Canada and Tunisia, for a cost of 2 million of dinars. The study’ aim is to lower negative impact on the environment, during the process of extraction, then it will allow to evaluate the hydrocarbon’s reserves. Non-conventional hydrocarbons are the most difficult fossil fuels to extract, and most important non-conventional hydrocarbons are tar sands, heavy oil, shale oil.