Officials said the regime of President Bashar Assad has determined a gas
field in Homs, a stronghold of the Sunni revolt. They said the Oil Ministry
would seek an international partner to develop the field in Qalamun, which
has already undergone drilling.
"The first wells were drilled at Qara in Homs governorate and the flow
rate is 400,000 cubic meters per day." Syrian Oil Minister Sufian Alawi
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Syria has reported gas production of 30.3 million cubic meters per day,
a 10 percent increase from 2010. Alawi said Syrian crude oil production has
reached 380,000 barrels per day.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Syria's energy sector. The
European Union has been under pressure to follow Washington in boycotting