(in South Asia)



AREA (on): 647,500 km2



Gas has been produced from the Amu Daria basin (productive in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) since 1974. Although only limited volumes were recovered through the 1990s, as a result of the unrest in the country, it is forecast that new gas production will begin to come onstream in 2010 with volumes increasing steadily over the next decade but of course this depends on a stabilisation of the political situation.

The country now produces no oil although it has produced oil from the northwest region in the past and modest volumes of oil, NGLs and perhaps condensates may be expected in the near term.



Afghanistan consumes small quantities of imported oil and all of its indigenous gas production. After a relatively significant big jump in oil consumption in 2003, after the last war, oil consumption should increase further until high prices once again stem demand.

Gas consumption will increase after 2010 when the country develops new infrastructure to consume gas from its newly developed fields. Gas exports could eventually begin into the Pakistani, Turkmen or Iranian gas networks but this is unlikley within a decade.





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