Syrian oil losses have exceeded $100 billion since the beginning of the crisis

The Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources in Syria announced that “the total direct and indirect losses in the oil sector amounted to about 100.5 billion dollars since the beginning of the war on Syria so far”.

On Saturday, the Syrian official News Agency, SANA, published statements about the ministry during a meeting following the plan of the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources, which included a review of what had been accomplished, and a follow-up to the plan of the past year for its affiliated institutions and companies, in which it stated 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 16,000 barrels per day reach the refineries, and up to 70,000 barrels are stolen on a daily basis by the US occupation forces and their mercenaries from the occupied fields in the eastern region.

The ministry stated 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, and 79% of it was handed over to the Ministry of Electricity, 6% to the Ministry of Industry, and 15% to the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources”.

The average quantities delivered to the Ministry of Electricity on a daily basis amounted to 9 million cubic meters, including the Suwayda station, during the past year.

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

The ministry stated that “about 5.7 million tons of oil derivatives were refined in the Homs and Baniyas refineries, and the refineries’ production during the past year was as follows: premium gasoline 944 thousand tons, regular gasoline 11 thousand tons, diesel 1.519 million tons, and fuel 2.734 million tons, Asphalt 77 thousand tons, 1.1 million tons of phosphate and 113 thousand tons of salt were produced.

The ministry added that “since the beginning of the war on Syria, the number of human casualties in the oil and mineral resources sector has reached 235, 46, dead or injured, and the number of kidnapped 112, and the total direct and indirect losses in the ministry have reached nearly 100.5 billion dollars so far”.

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