Afghanistan unlocks its oil and gas potential

Estimates of oil and gas resources in north Afghanistan indicate significant untapped potential
Estimates of oil and gas resources in north Afghanistan indicate significant untapped potential

Afghanistan is becoming the focus for global investors as the country opens its doors to its under-developed and largely unexplored energy wealth. Its oil and gas resources could bring essential revenue and employment into this fragile country and its central location could see it becoming a strategic hub connecting Central Asia to various export routes and markets. But significant hurdles remain.

FOR decades, Afghanistan’s geology has captured oil and gas explorers’ interest. But exploration has been hindered by years of conflict and wars, leaving the country’s energy wealth mostly untapped.

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