Sofregaz Completes Afghanistan Natural Gas Master Plan

A SOFREGAZ-led consortium along with Energy Markets Ltd. completed a Natural Gas Master Plan for Afghanistan as part of a year-long project, funded by the Manila-based Asian Development Bank.

This project interpreted Soviet-era G&G data acquired by Soviet geologists to reassess hydrocarbon reserves, focusing mainly on natural gas. As part of a wider sector assessment, the project also evaluated the resources of other fuels that can be substituted with natural gas, and it produced a long-term forecast of potential demand for gas.

The Master Plan lays out and prices a number of investment projects in the upstream and in the gas transmission and distribution sectors. It also covers specific recommendations covering market regulation, institutional aspects, engineering standards, and transmission & distribution tariffs required for the development of a gas market in Afghanistan.