Afghanistan Country Analysis Brief
This report by the U.S. Department of Energy gives an overview of the energy sector in Afghanistan.
Oil and Gas Sector Report
This is the U.S. Trade and Development Agency-funded definitional mission report (280KB PDF only) that outlines potential activities to improve the downstream oil and gas sector in Afghanistan.
Projects and Opportunities
The Afghan government proposed these energy, mining and telecom projects for the Afghan year 1383 (March 2004-March 2005) development budget.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA)
Approved $1,110,000 in funding from its trust fund at the World Bank for a study on building a natural gas pipeline from Sare-pul to Kabul and related electricity, gas treatment, and fertilizer plant projects. TDA has approved funding for the first phase of an oil and gas resource assessment. The U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting the assessment.
Emergency Infrastructure Reconstruction Project ($33 Million)
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (2.9MB PDF only) ($150 million)
Gas Regulatory Framework Study (145KB PDF only) ($650,000)
In the Media
UK Bank Targets Afghanistan
-June 27, 2003 (Interfax)
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan Discuss Gas Pipeline Project
-June 26, 2003 (Interfax)
Afghanistan to Tout its Copper Mines
-January 8, 2003 (BBC)
Central Asia Pipeline Deal Signed
-December 27, 2002 (BBC)
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