Environment France's Ministry of Industry will eliminate the sale of leaded fuel in the country beginning January 2000. In its place, a superunleaded grade of gasoline will be sold for use in the estimated 3 million vehicles affected by the ban, as well as for boats, lawn mowers, and mopeds. The decision is in concert with European Union plans to reduce pollution (see story, p. 26). Exploration Total made a natural gas discovery on Block XX West in Bolivia's Gran Chaco province. The ITAU X-1 (A) wildcat was drilled to 5,443 m TMD and cut a 250 m Devonian pay zone known as Huamampampa. On test, the well flowed 30.5 MMcfd of gas and 830 b/d of condensate t...

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