Dailekh Petroleum: It has been confirmed that there is gas and petrol in Dailekh. What’s Next for These findings?
As per the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, the report of the seismic survey conducted for the exploration of petroleum products has confirmed that there is gas and petrol in Dailekh.
A report sent to the Department of Mines and Geology by a Chinese technical team confirmed that there was gas and petrol in Dailekh.
After the Chinese team sent the report, the further process was started for the excavation. Sudhir Rajaure said. “It has been proved that there is gas and petrol in the surveyed area,” he said.
The Chinese government has not allowed a team of experts and technicians to come, citing the cause of the coronavirus infection. He said an expert team was now waiting for permission from China’s Ministry of Natural Resources. “The results of the survey conducted in four areas are positive. The work will start as soon as the team arrives,” said Rajaure.
The department has stated that it will be continued as work has started as per the GTG agreement between the governments of the two countries. “The detailed survey and drilling work would have been completed by now,” he added.
Exploration work was started in different places of Dailekh from 2076 BS. The department has stated that drilling has been completed in the areas around Shristhan, Paduka, Kotila, Dailekh Bazaar, and Karnali Highway.
About 10 years ago, some international companies had started exploration in 10 different districts of Nepal saying that petroleum products could be found in any part of Nepal due to the gas burning in Dailekh. The government had canceled the agreement and signed a new agreement with China due to various reasons. More than 7.2 million Dollars was spent at the time, according to the Department of Mines and Geology.