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China agrees with Taliban government on oil production in Afghanistan

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China agrees with Taliban government on oil production in Afghanistan

The Afghan leadership signed a contract with the Chinese oil company CPEIC. China has agreed with the Taliban on oil production in Afghanistan.


This was reported by the TV company TOLOnews (Afghanistan).

The document was signed in a solemn atmosphere. The ceremony was attended by senior officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Wang Yu.

The parties agreed that the Chinese side will organize oil production in the Amu Darya river basin. As reported by the acting the head of the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Oil Shahabuddin Delawar, it is planned to conduct field studies during the first three years.

During this period, the project will use 4500 square kilometers in three provinces

- the official said.

Already at this stage it is planned to start the extraction of raw materials. It is assumed that its volume will initially be from one to 20 thousand tons. Oil refining will be carried out on Afghan territory.

And in total, the field contains, according to preliminary calculations, 87 million barrels of oil.

At the initial stage, $540 million will be invested in the project. The term of the contract is 25 years.

Both sides should work together and work closely to turn the project into a successful model for Sino-Afghan cooperation.

- said the Ambassador of China in his speech at the ceremony.

According to him, this will become an example for other foreign investors who will also want to cooperate with the new Afghan authorities.

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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 January 2023 16: 45
    +1
    Obviously, this is the legacy of the USSR, we not only kept troops there.
    1. Andy_nsk
      Andy_nsk 7 January 2023 16: 57
      +1
      Obviously, this is the legacy of the USSR, we not only kept troops there.

      And in total, the field contains, according to preliminary calculations, 87 million barrels of oil.

      In the USSR, no one began to get involved with such small things, for example, only at the Samotlor field (we have in Western Siberia) 2,8 billion tons of oil were produced.
      For reference: 1 barrel is equal to 160 liters. There are five and a half barrels in one ton. Think about it.
      1. smart fellow
        smart fellow 7 January 2023 17: 31
        +2
        7,33 barrels in 1 ton.
        1 barrel (American, oil) = 42 gallons ≈ 158,988 liters = 0,158988 m³ 1 barrel (American, oil) ≈ 0,1364 tons of oil (US average, more accurately depends on oil grade and temperature / density) = 136,4 , XNUMX kg of oil.
        1. Andy_nsk
          Andy_nsk 7 January 2023 20: 30
          +2
          7,33 barrels in 1 ton.

          yes, I screwed up a little with arithmetic ... well, all the more so, their 87 million barrels are an unfortunate 12 million tons (which is not a fact that they will be produced, perhaps exploration has overestimated the results, and how easy it is to extract these barrels is also not known), according to compared with Samotlor 2800 million tons - are not comparable.
          In general, I regularly see such stuffing about some found oil. The brightest case, about ten years ago, they made a fuss in the sandbox about the "big oil deposit" right under London and Heathrow Airport. It has gone through all the media, well, where is this Khitrovskaya oil?
          I'll tell you a secret: oil is contained in some meager amounts in sedimentary rocks, but it is not economically feasible to extract it far from everywhere.
  2. Woodman
    Woodman 7 January 2023 16: 46
    +2
    Already at this stage it is planned to start the extraction of raw materials. It is assumed that its volume will initially be from one to 20 thousand tons.
    Per day, per week, per year?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 7 January 2023 16: 49
      -2
      but what about our "monopolists"? ... "we'll turn off the valves" ... have they turned off already ... easier?
      1. Woodman
        Woodman 7 January 2023 17: 11
        -1
        Quote: Dead Day
        But what about our "monopolists"?

        What does your "monopolism" have to do with my comment?
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 8 January 2023 03: 25
          +1
          Quote: Lesovik
          Quote: Dead Day
          But what about our "monopolists"?

          What does your "monopolism" have to do with my comment?

          no ... I did not answer you. now, answered.
          1. Woodman
            Woodman 8 January 2023 10: 59
            0
            Quote: Dead Day
            .I didn't answer you.

            I got what you mean. You just have to squeeze your "monopoly" higher ...
  3. svp67
    svp67 7 January 2023 16: 50
    +8
    China agrees with Taliban government on oil production in Afghanistan
    And there, the rare earths are not far away ...
    Well done Chinese ... just Well done. On the sly, a new world Hegemon is growing
    1. private person
      private person 7 January 2023 17: 00
      +1
      Well done Chinese ... just Well done. On the sly, a new world Hegemon is growing

      Not by "sleep glanders", but by leaps and bounds, the Chinese are developing lands with minerals not only in Asia but also in Africa. It is only Russia that feeds the needy around the world for free.
      1. ARIONkrsk
        ARIONkrsk 7 January 2023 17: 41
        +2
        Quote: private person
        Well done Chinese ... just Well done. On the sly, a new world Hegemon is growing

        Not by "sleep glanders", but by leaps and bounds, the Chinese are developing lands with minerals not only in Asia but also in Africa. It is only Russia that feeds the needy around the world for free.

        While we are feeding the hungry in the world, the Chinese are exploiting the bowels of these hungry and earning money for their country and people. It would do well for our leaders to think about their poor, and not to raise pensions and salaries by 3-4% with pride on all the news.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 7 January 2023 17: 08
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      On the sly, a new world Hegemon is growing

      Hardly.
      China, unlike the United States, has never thought about the role of "world gendarme" and about subordinating the whole world to its interests - which, in fact, forms the concept of "world hegemon". China, by and large, does not care about geopolitics - it is interested, first of all, in money. And the second one too. But, unlike the precocious overgrowth of the United States, China, relying on its history, understands that an empire built on robbery will collapse sooner or later - how many of them, such "smart ones", have already been ...
      But to agree, to do well for "your" and, in particular, "ours" (for themselves, that is) - this is not hegemony, but what the Soviet Union has always said and is now talking about here - mutually beneficial cooperation.
      Well, as "mutually beneficial" ...
      1. Mikhail Maslov
        Mikhail Maslov 7 January 2023 17: 31
        +2
        China is developing quite successfully, but militarization is no less successful. And to argue that all power will only be in parades is stupid. Yes, China will not play the role of world gendarme.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 7 January 2023 19: 37
          0
          Quote: Mikhail Maslov
          Yes, China will not play the role of the world gendarme. But in the region, be afraid and get ready, China will show itself

          And not only in the region - that's what I was talking about. But he doesn't want to be in charge. To be in charge is not only to receive nishtyaki, it is also "to be responsible for those who have been tamed." But this is China, unlike America, in FIG is not necessary. There are one and a half billion of them themselves - Comrade Xi has to think about it even without global hegemony.
    3. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 7 January 2023 18: 07
      0
      Quote: svp67
      And there, the rare earths are not far away ...
      Well done Chinese...

      Yes, Sergey, well done, they demand the fulfillment of the promised and do not forgive debts. After all, how did our former republics have to repay their debts. Territorially. At the same time, they violated agreements with Russia and did not subject them to the Russian Federation.
    4. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 January 2023 22: 15
      -1
      Quote: svp67
      China agrees with Taliban government on oil production in Afghanistan
      And there, the rare earths are not far away ...
      Well done Chinese ... just Well done. On the sly, a new world Hegemon is growing

      Isn't it for this reason that on copper, Pakistan announced the need to eliminate the Taliban wing on its territory? Whatever one may say, but such a decision may result in large-scale b / actions with the Afghan Taliban, and therefore the implementation of PRC projects in Afghanistan may be suspended indefinitely. Coincidence? I don't think. winked
  4. Osmodey
    Osmodey 7 January 2023 16: 58
    -2
    China is confidently bending its line. While we pay banderlog money for gas transit
  5. Gardamir
    Gardamir 7 January 2023 16: 58
    +3
    I hope everyone understood. that the fairy tale about the best foreign strategy turned out to be just a fairy tale.
  6. faterdom
    faterdom 7 January 2023 16: 59
    +4
    And why aren't we? We do not recognize the Taliban, and we are thinking what sanctions should we impose against Kim Jong-un?
    Guttaperrishsh does not allow?
    1. midivan
      midivan 7 January 2023 19: 58
      +1
      [/ quote] And why is it not us? [quote]
      Read the comments and articles at least six months ago, and if you're too lazy, then briefly - the Taliban are bandits fiii, how can you cooperate with them, they are also prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation, the Taliban came to Moscow fiii sho here to do savages ... And when they took the place - ayay yai ai ai gypsum the Chinese stole ... crying
  7. Dmitry Karabanov
    Dmitry Karabanov 7 January 2023 17: 05
    +5
    I would like to ask - where is our Foreign Ministry? Why does Russia continue to comply with Western sanctions against the DPRK, Iran, the same Afghanistan? Maybe, if they already "have" you, then at least stop "waving" the rapist?
    1. Mikhail Maslov
      Mikhail Maslov 7 January 2023 17: 27
      -1
      Why do you have a civilized world in our "lobbies", and why do they need savages. We don't have any kind of intelligible policy in the Russian Federation, even in relation to our own country, and you are talking about Afghanistan.
    2. smart fellow
      smart fellow 7 January 2023 17: 42
      +2
      Why Russia continues to comply with Western sanctions against the DPRK

      Because the economy is run by accountants, and they get into the Foreign Ministry through family ties. The $25 billion Pobeda project for gold mining in the DPRK was closed due to UN sanctions prohibiting the import of gold, rare earth metals and all other metals from the DPRK. At the same time, all the money would remain in Russia. as compensation, it was supposed to reconstruct the railways and power lines by Russian companies. Along the way, REM reserves were to be explored, and an Australian company estimated the REM deposit in the DPRK as the largest in the world. Russia voted for these sanctions, academician Toloraya was an expert for the Foreign Ministry. The initiator of the sanctions was China, which then wanted to punish Pyongyang for the development of its nuclear missile program, which allegedly caused the deployment of US missile defense in South Korea and Japan, and also to eliminate a competitor in the extraction of rare earth metals.
  8. Mikhail Maslov
    Mikhail Maslov 7 January 2023 17: 25
    -1
    Well done Chinese, if there is a war with the "civilized world", there will be a small supply of resources. These are your first in cooperation, I think further more and better. And just like that, step by step without war, without claims, China will quietly conquer Afghanistan, not quickly, but water stone sharpens.
  9. Anton Boldakov
    Anton Boldakov 7 January 2023 19: 25
    0
    Ha! I'm wondering - is there anyone here who believes that the Taliban will fulfill all the clauses of the agreement right to the letter? Do not make me laugh. It is clear that China is going to sell Russian oil under the guise of Afghan oil.
    1. smart fellow
      smart fellow 8 January 2023 05: 29
      +1
      is there anyone here who believes that the Taliban will fulfill all the clauses of the agreement right to the letter?

      China feeds Afghanistan on an ongoing basis, sending food aid, medicines and other goods there. The famine in Afghanistan, as predicted by the UN and various experts, did not happen.
      Some projects with Afghanistan are being promoted by neighbors (electricity supplies), Turkey. More than 285 tons of food and medical supplies were delivered via a humanitarian air bridge from the UAE to Afghanistan. But all this is too small compared to China's capabilities.
      Economic cooperation with China is the only way for the Taliban to survive and develop the country.
      It is clear that China is going to sell Russian oil under the guise of Afghan oil.

      In Afghanistan, there are deposits of copper, lithium (these metals are extremely important for the production of electric vehicles) of world importance and many other minerals, and Chinese companies have already partially invested there, but did not work because. the past Afghan government could not provide security. As for oil, 10 million is very little, and the fact that processing will be carried out on the spot suggests that it will not be exported at all, but will be used for domestic needs. Exploration work was carried out on the territory of Afghanistan, but large oil deposits are unknown.
  10. Arkady007
    Arkady007 7 January 2023 19: 39
    0
    Well done Chinese. They are pressing all over the world. The future is theirs. There is already less America in Africa than China, and this is just the beginning.
    1. Kuzmitsky
      7 January 2023 21: 51
      +1
      America in Africa has not been very much lately. Probably more France or even Russia. But Latin America, which the United States considered their fiefdom, the Chinese are slowly taking over.

      And Afghanistan, which is located next to the PRC and has been left "unattended", Beijing will definitely not miss.
  11. HattinGokbori88
    HattinGokbori88 7 January 2023 23: 26
    +1
    Amu Darya

    Why is the name of the river in Turkish? Shouldn't it be a Pashto name?
    1. Andobor
      Andobor 7 January 2023 23: 51
      +1
      Quote: HattinGokbori88
      Shouldn't it be a Pashto name?

      It shouldn’t, the names live their own lives, especially since where the Amu Darya in Afghanistan flows the least Pashtuns, the population is mostly Uzbeks and Tajiks.