6 new oil and gas discoveries made      

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6 new oil and gas discoveries made      

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said oil and gas exploration companies had made six new discoveries during the current month alone, bringing the total number of finds to 83 in last three years.

"These are a record number of discoveries made in just one month, from where 50.1 mmcfd gas and 2,359 billion barrels oil per day was being produced," he informed the the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources.

The committee meeting, chaired by Chaudhry Bilal Ahmed Virk, was attended by MNAs Muhammad Arshad Khan Leghari, Rana Afzaal Hussain, Mian Tariq Mehmood Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Rasheed Ahmed Khan, Nawab Ali Wassan, Roshan Din Junejo, Nisar Khan Khattak and Abdul Waseem, besides senior officials of the ministry and attached departments.