Syrian government discovers gas well in Homs

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resource of the Syrian government announced yesterday the discovery of a new gas field in Palmyra city in Homs countryside central Syria.  

The excavation in Zamla al-Mahr-1 well in Palmyra ended with discovering a new gas well after the successful experiments to the gas carrier range, Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, Bassam Tohme said. 

He added in a post on the official Facebook account of the ministry that there will be evaluation of the production quantity of the well to be linked to the gas network in the future. 

He noted that more wells will be dug near it to evaluate the gas reserve in the area. 

Tohme stated earlier that there was no drill of any energy well in last ten years.

The Syrian government-controlled areas witnessed consecutive crises the worst is fuel amid failure of handling those crises.  

The Syrian government is waiting for the completion of the gas project in Egypt to Jordan reaching Lebanon from Syria to get 8% of the amount that is being imported to Lebanon.   

In mid-December, Tohme said Arab gas line inside Syria is ready by 100%.

He added in an interview “it depends on the commercial agreement between Lebanon and Egypt until be signed and the transporting agreement with Syria as it is the crossing country.”

Reported by Fansa Temmo