Mining in Mauritania earned the country $375 million last year, including $281 million from sales of iron ore, Oil, Energy and Mines Minister Taleb Ould Abdivall said in an interview yesterday on state-owned television.
Mauritania granted seven oil-exploration licenses which generated $30 million after changes to the country’s oil code were made at the end of 2011, he said.
Production at the offshore Chinguitt oil field is 8,000 barrels to 9,000 barrels a day and it has potential of 120 million tons during its life span, the minister said.
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