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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta RETURN TO POWER Bangladesh President Sheik Mujibur Rahman waves from a truck during his welcoming ceremony in Dacco. The Bengali leader was freed from nine-months of imprisonment in West Pakistan. Canada takes time about recognition OTTAWA (CP) Canada Is not likely to accord early diplo- matic recognition to the new state of Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday. They said it probably will be months rather than weeks be- fore Canada recognizes the countey born of the recent In- dia-Pakistan war, and formerly a part of Pakistan. British leaders were quoted in London Monday as saying they hoped to announce recognition of Bangladesh m four weeks or so, along with other Common- wealth countries like Canada and Australia. "That's a British point said a Canadian official today. "We're not doing any- thing just now." Among criteria to be used in reaching the Canadian decision are: Whether the Bangladesh government is in effective con- trol of the country, whether it is willing to meet :is international commitments, and the attitude of Pakistani President Zulfucar Ali Bhutto. If President Bhutto tells Can- ada and other countries they would forfeit Pakistan's friend- ship by recognizing the new state; it would give further pause to Ottawa, sources said. They said there are indica- tions however that Pakistan will not take that attitude. Wtrfnwfey, JwiMry H, 1W1 TM UTHMBOI HHAlO 9 Details on north gas find secret CALGARY (CP) Spilling Information Is like playing poker with your cards showing, says Charles Hetheringlon, president of Panarctic Oils Ltd. That's one of the reasons why Panarctic won't reveal further Information about Its third Arc- tic natural gas discovery, the latest at Kristoffer Bay on Ellef Ringnes island. Gas was discov- ered during a drill-stem test. Mr. Hetterington said during a recent tour of site it would be imprudent to speculate on gas volumes or reserves. "We will use our information In the best interests of the com- pany." There may be land deals which have to be made, he said, and "you can't get the best deal" for the shareholders if the information Is all on the table. Panarctic is a consortium of private companies with the fed- eral government having a 45- per-cent interest. The company was formed in 1967 to search for petroleum in the Arctic and made its first gas discovery it Drake Point on Melville Island. The Kristoffer Bay well, now bottomed at feet, Is about 60 miles north of King Christian Mand where Panarctic has two wells. Besides the initial discov- ery well at King Christian, Pan- arctic also drilled a step-out well in the same formation. HAD THREE WILDCATS It has had three successful wildcats. Projected depth of the Kristof- fer hole is feet and Mr. Hetheriugton said there may be other pay horizons encountered. It was drilled Nov. 9 under an agreement Panarctic reached earlier last year with four U.S. firms which gave them first priority in purchasing gas for a ps-million loan to the consor- tium. Panarctic's program, lias cov- ered million. About 560 mil- lion will be spent'by the end of 1972. "The time to talk reserves when we apply to the National Energy Board for a pipeline said Mr. Hetherington. Tie company will have to be ready to produce one trillion cubic feet a year over a long Kriod 'when it comes time to start selling gas, he said. Canada's total as consumption for 1971 reached 1.23 trillion cubic feet. WOULD SHOW PROFIT The Panarctic Dots (aid would be a profitable operation to sell one trillion cubic feet a year at 25 centi a thouunt cubic feet at the wellhead. But he also believes the pipe- line transportation aspect would be profitable and Panarctic should be a major participant in the venture. Transportation charges frosa the AT .tic would be higher then finding costs, said Mr. Hetber ington, who is confident the technology for developing pipe lines in the high Arctic will evolve as the needs arise. Panarctic now is operatini four rigs in the Arctic. One is 01 site at Kristoffer Bay, another is drilling at Brock Island, a third was set up for a Januar spud-in at Dumbbells about 5 miles northeast of Kristoffer and the other at Romulus Lake on Ellesmere Island. There are nine rigs working in the Arctic islands, eight o them on Panarctic lands. Costs of operating an Arctic rig are about J15.000 a day nearly four times as much as conventional Alberta drilling The company uses Eskimos anc northern natives as much as possible. An Eskimo laborer will earn about 1900 a aaatii minimum, with room and board provided, A driller on the rig will earn about a month. Most of Uw men, however, live in Alberta and can fly to Edmonton on the company's Electra which keeps a regular schedule. Employees work 20 days in succession, then get 10 days off. U.K. ENVOY EXPELLED LONDON (Reuter) Bul- garia is expelling a British dip- lomat from Sofia, the foreign office announced Monday. It said the expulsion from Bui. garia of Gordon Feast, a com- mercial secretary, was proba- bly in retaliation for the refusal of the British government to ex- tend the visa of Georgi Ivanov Gctsev, head of the Balkan tour- ist office in London. The exten- sion was refused on security grounds. Wootco FOR A FRIENDL COMPANION VISIT OU SINGING CANARIES (A) They're Imported from Europe and are guar- anteed to sing (all male A canary is a great way 10 brighten up any home. t Cages, food and accessories also available. EACH (B) Baby Budgiei Easily trained and cared for, a pet 1he whole family will love I Food, cages and acces- sories also 4 Q7 available. Each I 1C) Baby Hamsters Ideal pets for children, easy to care for. Immune to near- ly all colds and viruses. Cages, food and cedar chips also avail- 4 4 9Q able. b for 1.30 I ID) Guinea Pigi Eosy-lo-care-for family pet; tiny and cute. Food, chips and cage! also avail- able. 4 44 Each 1 (E) Gerblli Excellent pels, easily trained b y children. Accessories, cages, food also 4 9.9 available. Each 10 IB. CAT LITTER Great for Iraining puppies and kittens, absorbs all moisture and 00 odoun. Each stOO PET PLAY CAGE Perfect for Guinea Pigs, Hamsters or Gerbils. Locking slide-out troy. x high: C QA Each WILD BIRD SEED 7li-lb. economy size Sprinkle it regularly to attract birdt in "winter. 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