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Seven energy companies have joined ExxonMobil (XOM) in expressing interest to bid for the right...

Seven energy companies have joined ExxonMobil (XOM) in expressing interest to bid for the right to explore for oil and gas in Afghanistan, including Dubai-based Dragon Oil (DRAGF.PK) and Thailand's PTT. The Afghan-Tajik Basin blocks may contain up to 1B barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Bids will be accepted in the fall. (earlier)
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  • Uncle Pie
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    I always wondered why Bush invaded Afghanistan, inasmuch as the 9/11 bombers were from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
    5 Jul 2012, 03:20 PM Reply Like
  • BILL KENNEDY
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    Regardless of what the Afghanistan adventure may have become ( a campaign to turn a country happily living in the 12th century immediately into MASSACHUSETTS with big mountains) the Jihadis were the de facto government of much of the country at the time of the US attack and it was being used as a staging and training area to launch attacks against the United States. Sorry Uncle, that's just what happened.Obama said so...for a while.
    5 Jul 2012, 04:06 PM Reply Like
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