Syria is producing more than 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, which reinforces the operation of the power generation plants, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
As part of the rehabilitation of the sector, a new gas well started operating at the Abu Rabah camp in Furklos, about 60 kilometers east of the city of Homs, in central Syria.
The new well (Abu Rabah 16) reached a depth of 2,764 meters and its productive capacity is 350,000 cubic meters of gas per day, according to the data from the Ministry.
After starting it, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ali Ghanem, told the press that this is of the utmost importance because ‘national teams are the protagonists in the entire exploration and drilling process.’ He added that ‘three wells have come into operation this year with a productive capacity of one million cubic meters per day’ and ‘ gas will be soon supplied to the local fertilizer factory to get it back.’
Ghanem said the exploration and drilling works are ready to begin in the Qara area, about 110 kilometers north of Damascus, where the geological gas reserve is estimated at about 20 billion cubic meters.
Source: Prensa Latina