Oil Exploration Begins in Karbala

Aswat al-Iraq reports that a Ministry of Oil  geological team has arrived in the Ain Tamr area of Karbala [Kerbala] to explore for oil.

Ain Tamr's local government official Mahfoudh Satai told the news agency that "there were many oil wells discovered 1970s that have not been fully excavated."

Karbala's local government asked the Ministry of Oil to place this area within its international bid for excavations.

The team will start the work next month, and it is expected to be completed within ten months.

There are four wells in the area which lies 85 km west of Karbala.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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