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Shale gas reserves on Taimyr bigger than in Western Siberia — regional official

April 12, 19:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW

An official says promising reserves of shale gas in Taimyr’s western areas are bigger than the reserves in Western Siberia

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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Promising reserves of shale gas in Taimyr’s western areas (north of the Krasnoyarsk Region) are bigger than the reserves in Western Siberia, the Central Siberian District’s Head of Subsoil Use Department Yuri Filiptsov told the Northern Forum on Thursday.

"Here (in Taimyr’s west), shale gas will be developed without doubt, even in bigger amounts than Western Siberia," he said.

Russia’s most fuel shale gas is in Western Siberia. The area there is about 1 million square kilometers. The hydrocarbon reserves there are difficult to extract.

The Northern Forum - the biggest international non-governmental organization, which unites northern regions’ governors. The Northern Forum is an observer at the Arctic Council and has a consultations status at the UN ECOSOC. The organization unites Russia’s regions (Krasnoyarsk, Chukotka, Khanty-Mansi, Yugra, Sakha (Yakutia), Yamalo-Nenets, Magadan, Maritime, Kamchatka) and northern territories of Iceland, the U.S., the Republic of Korea, and Finland.

The Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum will work from April 12 to April 14. Its main topic is dubbed "Russia 2018 - 2024: Implementing the Potential." TASS is the event’s strategic information partner.

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