A changing relationship

Ford, Neil
October 2004
Middle East;Oct2004, Issue 349, p42
This article focuses on the business of oil production. In Syria, declining oil production and the transformation of the country into a net oil importer look set to have a lasting effect on the national economy. Syria's oil export figures have been complicated by the fact that illegal Iraqi exports were channeled through Syria until the invasion of Iraq. Falling production will have two main effects: Lower government revenues and the fear that Syria will one day be unable to provide its own fuel requirements.


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