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

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

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)