US occupation, SDF to reuse stolen oil wells in Deir Ezzor
The US military continues to steal Syrian oil from Deir Ezzor and other Syrian governorates.
Engineering teams affiliated with the US occupation and its allies, most notably SDF, began performing maintenance operations on a number of oil wells near the US occupation’s base in Syria’s Koniko gas field in the countryside of Deir Ezzor in order to rehabilitate it and bring it back into production.
The move aims to increase US-backed SDF oil production in light of the global energy crisis.
The teams were able to rehabilitate one of the wells in the Ezbeh area of Deir Ezzor 's northern countryside, with a production capacity of 1,000 barrels of oil per day, while continuing to work on rehabilitating other wells in the northern and eastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The leakage of the volatile components from the well caused "the flooding of 10 acres of agricultural land for the people in the vicinity of the well," resulting in a wave of widespread protests.
The SDF will work to allocate a portion of the well's production, at a rate ranging between 25-30%, to the people in the area, with the goal of absorbing protests and ensuring that its rehabilitation operations for the wells are not hampered, according to the sources.
The same sources noted that the US occupation alongside SDF is working to operate dozens of wells that have gone out of production as a result of damage caused by military operations.
"Washington wants to self-finance its operations in Syria, with the SDF granting the possibility of benefiting from additional resources for self-financing”, the sources added.