Hassi Messaoud


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Hassi Messaoud

(häs`sē mĕs'säo͞od`) [Arab.,=blessed well], town, E Algeria. Formerly a watering hole in the Sahara desert, Hassi Messaoud rose to prominence with the discovery of oil in 1956. In 1979, oil refining expanded greatly. A refinery is located in the town, and pipelines carry oil to Skikda, Algiers, Bejaïa, and Arzew. By the early 1980s half of Algeria's total oil production came from the field.

Hassi Messaoud

 

a settlement in Algeria, in Djelfa Wilaya. Population, approximately 10,000 (1968). Hassi Messaoud is the center of a major oil field that was discovered in 1956 in the Algerian Sahara. In 1975 the field produced 27 million tons of petroleum and accounted for more than 60 percent of Algeria’s total output. Petroleum is carried by pipeline to the ports of Bejaia and Arzew on the Mediterranean Sea. Some petroleum is refined at Hassi Messaoud.

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Sonatrach, Algeria's largest state energy producer, awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Dodsal Group to develop a gas-oil separation and compression centre on the periphery of Hassi Messaoud.
La Direction d'Air Algerie a annonce ce mercredi 19 avril 2017, que l'aeroport de Hassi Messaoud a ete ferme au trafic aerien apres un incident impliquant un petit avion operant de Tassili Airlines, rapporte TSA.
L'Entreprise Nationale de Commercialisation et de Distribution des Produits Petroliers (Naftec), a unit of Sonatrach, is also to expand the inland Hassi Messaoud refinery.
Structural problems in old fields within the areas of Hassi R'Mel, Hassi Messaoud and In-Amenas had worsened to alarming proportions by 1988.
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