DR Congo: Energy minister says oil drilling could be allowed in Virunga NP—"we'll see whether we'll respect the value of the park or not"
(Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo will allow exploration work inside Africa's oldest national park if significant oil deposits are found there, the country's hydrocarbons minister said on Saturday.
Congo is keen to expand its underdeveloped oil sector, which currently produces only 26,000 barrels a day despite oil-rich areas in both the east and west of the country.
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