New fossil fuel wells begin operating in Sar-e-Pul

SAR-E-PUL (SW) – Eight new Qashgari oil wells in the Amu River Basin in Sar-e-pul province have been put into operation.

Officials say that with the exploitation of the new wells, the amount of oil extraction has increased from 200 cubic meters to 800 cubic meters per day.

According to them, now there are 17 active wells in Qashgari oil mine, and by extracting from these wells, at least 1000 people have got jobs.

Shahabeddin Delavar, Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, said that they plan to increase the amount of oil extraction from 800 cubic meters to 3000 cubic meters per day with more activities in the coming year.

The Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum adds: “Five million dollars annually reaches the budget of the Afghan government only from the Amu Darya oil fields, and we want reputable foreign companies to come and invest in Afghanistan.”

According to Mr. Delavar, another oil and gas field with an area of 23,000 square meters has also been tendered in Herat.

On the other hand, Abdul Ghani Baradar, the economic deputy of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on the occasion that the proceeds of these wells will be used for the construction of the “Sultan Ibrahim” valley water dam in this province.

Abdul Ghani Baradar adds: “First of all, the needs of this province should be met and public services should be provided. The Islamic Emirate has other projects on hand and we currently have more projects and we are advancing the projects fundamentally and gradually.”

According to the information of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, five more oil wells are going to be put into operation soon.