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Work on oil refinery in Jawzjan to initiate in May

The design of the oil refinery in Jawzjan province has been finalized and practical work on the mega project is expected to be initiated in May. Funded by the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC), the USD 1.3bn oil refinery is

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Delay in signing of oil transit agreement with Uzbekistan halts drilling operation in Amu Darya basin

Afghan Ministry of Mines (Mom) officials have reported that drilling operation in the Amu Darya basin has been halted due to a delay in the signing of a transit agreement with Uzbekistan, who is in charge of facilitating the transportation

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Oil extraction begins in Amu River in northern Afghanistan

The China National Petroleum Corporation begins extracting oil from the Amur River basin in northern Afghanistan. The firm won the 25-year contract for oil extraction last year, covering drilling and a planned refinery in the northern provinces of Faryab and

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Afghanistan begins extracting raw petroleum from Amu River

The extraction of raw petroleum from the Amu River has officially begun. The contract for extraction of petroleum from the zone was awarded to the China National Petroleum Coroporation (CNPC) last year. The project would reward the government with USD

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US Firm interested to have a share in the oil extraction of Amu River basin

Exxon Mobil, an American multinational oil and gas corporation, has presented his offer for participating in the bidding for oil extraction in Amu River, after the award has already been granted to a Chinese company. Exxon Mobil is considered one

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American lawmaker unhappy about Afghan-China oil deal

An American Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, expressed his concern about the Afghan-China deal of the Amu River oil basin made with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The prominent lawmaker announced to hold a Congressional hearing into the deal, since he sees

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Amu River Oil Deal with China is ‘transparent’

US and British envoys to Afghanistan confirmed transparency in awarding the contract to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for oil and gas exploration in the Amu River. This comes after the Western media had rising concerns about the bidding process,

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