More Oil Contracts in Dominican Republic

An announcement has been made that in November one of the companies which won a contract will start to carry out oil explorations and that new tenders will be published for 2016.

Friday, April 17, 2015

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines:

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Lic. Pelegrin Castillo announced that next year the Dominican Government will be ready to call on companies interested in hydrocarbon exploration tenders in the country, following the creation of the National Hydrocarbons Base.

Castillo reported that in the Dominican Republic, there has not been a systematic effort made to find out scientifically, whether or not there are hydrocarbons.

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