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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

Exxon yet to inspect Afghanistan's biggest oil project: minister

Source: Reuters

Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's biggest non-state oil company, has not yet accepted an offer to look over a new Afghan oil concession in the country's north, possibly indicating a fading appetite to invest in the conflict-wracked country.


Afghan Mining Minister Wahidullah Shahrani speaks during an interview in Kabul September 29, 2012. Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's biggest non-state oil company, has not yet accepted an offer to look over a new Afghan oil concession in the country's north, possibly indicating a fading appetite to invest in the conflict-wracked country.

As Afghanistan's government finalizes new laws designed to attract more foreign mining investment, Mining Minister Wahidullah Shahrani told Reuters that Exxon had not turned up for a site tour which closes on Sunday, despite being shortlisted with eight other firms for the Afghan Tajik tender near Mazar-e-Sharif.

"Hopefully at some point they (Exxon) will visit the area. But that visit is not mandatory," Shahrani said in an interview late on Saturday in his Kabul office. A spokeswoman for U.S.-based Exxon said she could not immediately comment.

Read more: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre88t07e-us-afghanistan-mining/

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littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 OP
Wellstone ruled Sep 2012 #1

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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. Finally the truth,

this should be front page headlines for the next forty eight hours in the U.S. and Europe. Next will be the real story about China's real interest and our kids being killed to protect their Rare Earth Mining Projects and building roads to get this shit to market.

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