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Minister: Turkey to develop oil fields in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:33

Turkey will take part in the development of oil fields in Afghanistan, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said, Anadolu agency reported on Monday.

According to him, the Afghan government has approved the participation of Turkish Petroleum Company (TPAO) in the development of the country's oilfields.

Earlier, Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum Wahidullah Shahrani told Trend that currently, six oil and gas fields have been discovered in Afghanistan, and the work is still continuing at some of these fields.

The Minister also noted that in the near future Turkish company TPAO and the Dragon Oil company from the UAE will start drilling exploration wells at the Afghan-Tajik oil field, located in the north of Afghanistan.



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