Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that the country’s long-awaited first commercial extraction of oil has finally begun.
Speaking nationwide on state television, Hun Sen said the first drop of oil was extracted on Monday by KrisEnergy, a Singapore-based oil and gas company, from a well in offshore Block A in the Gulf of Thailand, west of the coastal Cambodian province of Preah Sihanouk.
“The start of production is a blessing for our Cambodia,” Hun Sen said. “It is a first important step for Cambodia to boost its capacity to reach its goal as an oil and gas production country.”
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