Afghanistan Petroleum Authority

Afghanistan Petroleum Authority was established in 2013. Its tasks include project management, governance, regulation and supervision of the country's oil and gas sector.

The Authority also enabled  the marketing to the oil and gas resources, development of gas pipelines and other gas related facilities.

Afghanistan Petroleum Authority has the following departments:

  • Directorate of Petroleum Contact Management
  •  Directorate of Petroleum Contract Finance
  • Directorate of Technical Services


Afghanistan is one of the countries that has major sources of minerals, oil and gas. During the past four years, new seismic studies in the oil basins of the Amu Darya, Afghan-Tajik and Tirpl Kshkh shows that these basins have  beneficial geological structures of oil and gas, with tremendous potential.