A key element of the OMV-led plans to develop southern Tunisia’s gas reserves, and one which delayed FID by several years, was a desire to route the evacuation pipeline via the restive southern town of Tataouine, the center of recent protests (MEES, 30 November 2012).

Ultimately OMV only agreed to go ahead with the project when ‘Project Tataouine’ was hived off from what had until then been termed the ‘South Tunisia Gas Project’ to leave OMV to focus on Nawara development. (CONTINUED - 284 WORDS)