NO. 44



QGPC Plugs Leaks in North Gas Field Wells

MEES learns from authoritative sources that the gas bubbles that leakedearlier this year during the development of the first stage of the North GasField were plugged last month. It is understood that no delays have beenencountered in the field's development program and that the formal inaugurationof the first stage of 800mn cu. ft./d is on schedule for early next year.

The gas leaks sprung from underwater cementing...