Kabul, Afghanistan and Istanbul, Turkey – The Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum announced today the successful conclusion of Hydrocarbon Tender Agreement negotiations with a consortium of energy companies: Türkiye Petrolleri, Bayat Energy and Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., (the “Consortium”). Upon approval of the agreement by Afghanistan’s Cabinet, the Consortium may begin natural gas exploration and production activities in the Totimaidan Block located within Afghanistan’s Faryab and Jawzjan Provinces, long regarded as one of Central Asia’s most promising potential sources of natural gas.
From October 17 to November 8, the fellows visited New York City; Washington DC; Austin, Texas; and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The ELP Fellowship aims to identify, cultivate, and support the next generation of Pakistan’s leaders. Each year, the Center selects fifteen fellows that embody Pakistan’s geographic, religious, and gender diversity who are working across various sectors.