Afghanistan now discovers oil : Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Afghanistan’s mining ministry has announced that a new oil deposit with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of crude had been discovered in the relatively peaceful north of the war-torn country. “It’s a totally new oil deposit, in a triangle between Balkh, Hairatan and huburghan“, ministry spokesman Jawad Omar said. Further assessments would be done by January, after which the deposit will be opened to tender, Omar said.