The region s glaciers, which account today for 10 percent of the annual stream flow in the Amu Darya
and Syr Darya basins, have already shrunk by one-third in volume since the beginning of the 20th century and are projected to lose up to 50 percent in volume in a 2AC warmer world, and potentially up to 75 percent in a 4AC warmer world.
CNPC develops the fields of the Bagtyyarlyk contract area on the right bank of the Amu Darya
in a production sharing agreement.
Construction of hydroelectric power stations in upper reaches of Syr Darya and Amu Darya
requires consensus of all countries in the lower reaches of these rivers, said President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at a press conference with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on November 25 in Astana.
In July 2007 CNPC got an EPSA to develop the Turkmen sector of the Amu Darya
Basin including the giant Bagtiyarlyk field in north-western Turkmenistan.
The Amu Darya
joint venture with Chinese energy firm CNPC is the only major foreign investment in Afghanistan's estimated trillion dollars worth of natural resources that stands a real chance of succeeding and providing an alternative to income from aid.
Apart, in the north, "Afghanistan sits atop the lower end of the hydrocarbon rich Amu Darya
oil basin, run by China National Petroleum Corporation is operational, while the Aynak copper deposit is being developed by Metallurgical Corporation of China.
Kuzmits (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) defines the drivers of and constraints on cross-border interaction across the Amu Darya
River between Afghanistan and her two northern neighbors in Central Asia.
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has expressed grave concern about the recent deal made by the Karzai family and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), to develop oil and natural gas in the Amu Darya
Basin of Afghanistan.
The oil fields are situated in the "Afghan-Tajik Zone," a petroleum-rich area along the Amu Darya
River in the border regions of northern Afghanistan.
Those included the Nile in Egypt, Sudan and nations further south, the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq and the greater Middle East, the Mekong in China and Southeast Asia, the Jordan that separates Israel from the Palestinian territories, the Indus and the Brahmaputra in India and South Asia as well as the Amu Darya
in Central Asia.
KABUL, December 29, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Afghanistan signed a deal with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) on Wednesday for development of oil blocks in the Amu Darya
basin, a project expected to earn the war-torn state billions of dollars over two decades.