Cambodia starts first crude oil production after years of delays

Cambodia has begun extracting its first crude oil from fields in the Gulf of Thailand, in a venture between Singapore’s KrisEnergy Ltd and the government, both parties said on Tuesday, bringing an end to years of delays.

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the news on social media while KrisEnergy said the concession started production on Monday and would progress in phases once new wells were commissioned and completed.

“I … am pleased to inform all Cambodians about the start of Cambodia’s first oil production in the long-awaited Block A,” Hun Sen said on his Facebook page.

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