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Huge oil, gas reserves found in Balochistan

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  1. Windjammer

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    QUETTA: A huge reserve of oil and gas has been found in Jandran area of Marri Agency of Balochistan.

    These gas reserves are said to be much bigger than gas found in Sui Dera Bugti in early1950.

    Well placed sources confirmed that gas reserve found in Jandran region is much bigger than gas found in Sui Gas reserves from Sui first and followed by two other big reserves at Pir Koh and Loti field.

    Sui gas was main cause of industrial revolution in Pakistan mainly in Karachi and Central Punjab where gas replaced oil as an energy substitute.

    The fourth gas reserve was also found in Bugti tribal territory in Uch Mountains and the gas is being used by a private concern producing electricity at the two Uch Power Plants near Dera Murad Jamali in Naseerabad.

    The electricity produced at Uch Power Plant is sold to WAPDA and transmitted to National Grid in nearby province of Sindh and mainly its upper region.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/174593-Huge-oil-gas-reserves-found-in-Balochistan


    Huge gas reserves, bigger than Sui, found in Jandran
    Published on – December 25, 2016 – 2:31 am
    By Siddiq Baluch

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    QUETTA: A huge reserve of gas and oil was found in the Jandran region of Marri Tribal Territory of Balochistan. The Jandran gas reserves are said to be much bigger than the gas found in Sui in Bugti area in early 1950s.

    Highly credible sources confirmed it to the media persons saying that the gas reserve found in Jandran region is much bigger than the gas found at Sui Gas Field in the Bugti Tribal Territory in early 1950s.

    Gas reserves from Sui first and followed by two other big reserves at Pir Koh and Loti fed the whole country and met its energy requirements for more than six decades.

    Sui gas was the main cause of industrial revolution in Pakistan, mainly in Karachi and the Central Punjab where gas replaced oil as an energy substitute.

    The fourth gas reserves was also found in the Bugti Tribal Territory in Uch Mountains and the gas is being used by the private concern producing electricity in bulk at the two Uch Power Plants in Naseerabad.

    The entire electricity produced at the Uch Power Plants are sold to WAPDA and transmitted to the National Grid in the nearby Province of Sindh and mainly its upper region.

    In case of oil, it is premature to confirm the quantity of oil in the Jandran region which is located at the confluence of Marri and Khetran Tribal territories.

    However, it is believed that it is substantial in quality meeting some demand of oil at the local level following completion of its exploration. According to unofficial reports, Pakistan is producing around 90,000 barrel of crude oil daily within the country while the remaining part is being imported from the friendly countries.

    Earlier, there was also big news from the Zain Koh region also in Bugti Tribal Territory where a huge gas reserves had been found years back and the Government had yet to make it public officially.

    However, scientists and particularly geologists had confirmed the discovery of huge gas reserves in Zain Koh to this Balochistan Express long ago.

    If the information received is verified officially by the Government of Balochistan, then the Government of Pakistan will not be under obligation to buy natural gas from Iran or finalize the deal.

    In such a case, Pakistan will not only be self sufficient in production of gas need no imports, particularly Iran or Turkmenistan through TAPI. However, the Government can allow the Iran and Turkmenistan to export the gas to India only with the consent of the Government of Pakistan.

    There are very high hopes in the relevant circles that Jandran oil field will also be promising meeting the substantial needs of the country or substantially reducing the oil import bill.

    Jandran was the region where the Baloch militants offered tough resistance to the Government efforts to explore and exploit the energy resources on the plea that the Government failed to pay a right price of Sui Gas to the Baloch people.

    However, the highly credible security sources at the top were found firm in exploring and exploiting the gas reserves without any substantial resistance from the Baloch militants.

    There was a clear message to the people of Balochistan that the Baloch resistance had been squarely broken and it is incapable to offer any resistance to Jandran oil and gas reserves.

    It is up to the soft government of Balochistan to make all the necessary arrangements to exploit the precious source of energy for the energy-starved Pakistan.
     
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    Every other day Pakistan found big reserves but never bother to dig it out for the benefit of the nation.
     
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    These reserves might be huge, so are the ones found in FATA, although the problem is whether or not there's a large enough uniformed resource which justifies the investment in drilling it. If the gas and oil lodges in hundreds of pockets, it can't be financially viable despite its overall size.
     
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    ALHUMDULILLAH. Its just the trailer and more is bound to come soon IN SHA ALLAH.
     
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    Agree digging the oil and gas and setting up Rigs is the most difficult part , not locating it ..
     
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    Lack of resources and law and order situation made things quite worse till few years back. Its just a new beginning as all these areas were known to be holding huge reserves but were virtually inaccessible for drilling and mining. With return of normalcy IN SHA ALLAH soon all these reserves would be utilized and one such example is KPK where recently a UAE based company has agreed to invest around $500 mil in new oil refinery in the province.
     
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    Reportedly, after the favourable security environment in these areas, OGDC is working overtime to tap into country's natural resources, hence we often hear the news of such discoveries. If the countries requirements can be fulfilled through local means, there'll be less need to go into risky mega pipeline projects.
     
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    Pakistans problem has been finding large pockets

    If it finds alot of gas/oil over a large area spread into small pockets then it requires alot of effort to obtain and ut might not be financially viable unless the price of oil goes up
     
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    True and even if dug out they won't benefit Pakistani nation under the current system.
    A similar example is Nigeria.
     
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    Now USA will invade Pakistan..
     
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    Not possible US already declared its learned policy from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan not to send troops on ground or invade any country since they have more options.
     
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    Jeevay jeevay balochistan. .

    Jeevay jeevay pakistan. .

    Forget USA, modi is keeping dirty eye on balochistan.
     
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    Great news my Pakistani brothers and sisters :)
     
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    I heard many times such news but the end result is mostly disappointing. We need some competent companies in this field and competent leadership that understands the science and engineering involved.
     
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