Petroleum Ministry: total losses in oil sector reached up to USD 100.5 billion

Damascus, SANA-The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources revealed that the total losses in the oil sector amounted to about USD 100.5 billion since the beginning of the war on Syria.

The ministry said that oil production during the past year amounted to about 31.4 million barrels, with an average daily production of 85.9 thousand barrels, of which 16 thousand barrels per day reach the refineries, and 70,000 barrels per day are stolen by the US occupation forces and their mercenaries from the occupied fields in the eastern region.

The ministry added that the production of natural gas amounted to about 4.5 billion cubic meters, with a daily production rate of 12.5 million cubic meters, of which 12 million cubic meters per day was from clean gas, 79 percent of which was delivered to the Ministry of Electricity, 6 percent to the Ministry of Industry, and 15 percent to the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources, noting that the average of the quantities delivered to the Ministry of Electricity on a daily basis amounted to 9 million cubic meters, including the Suwaydiyah plant during the past year.

The total production of gas for houses reached 118 thousand tons (48 thousand tons refined and 70 thousand tons of gas plants, equivalent to 323 tons per day.

The ministry added that about 5.7 million tons of oil productions were refined in Homs and Baniyas refineries, and the refineries’ production during the past year amounted to 944 thousand tons of premium gasoline, 11 thousand tons of regular gasoline, 1.519 million tons of diesel, 2.734 million tons of fuel, and 77 thousand tons of asphalt in addition to production of 1.1 million tons of phosphate and 113 thousand tons of salt

The ministry indicated that since the beginning of the war on Syria, the number of martyrs in the oil and mineral resources sector has reached 235 martyrs and 46 injured, and the number of kidnapped has reached 112.

MHD Ibrahim/Mazen Eyon

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