Pakistan posts 22 oil, gas finds in 2 years

Pakistan Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar said 59 onshore and offshore exploration wells were drilled in Pakistan since January 2008, resulting in 22 oil and gas discoveries.Of these, 18 are under appraisal. The other 4 discoveries were initially appraised as having a reserve of 3.27 million bbl of oil and 404 bcf of gas.Naveed Qamar said the government granted 126 licenses to different companies for exploration in Pakistan. Present production of crude is 66,390 b/d, which is processed at local refineries, he added.To meet demand for petroleum products, Khalifa Coastal Oil refinery project with a capacity of 250,000 b/d and Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd. refine...

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