Tremendous efforts have been put into the two battels of liberating Palmyra in the first quarter of 2016 and early 2017 to restore energy sources on which the whole country relies, but it seems that all those efforts are soon to be gone with the wind.
War on Syria is not only for political reasons, but it’s a fight over the enormous gas reserve that Syria owns in Mediterranean water and the Syrian Desert around Palmyra and Dier Ezzor.
According to Firil Center for Studies in Berlin, 83% of Syrian reserve of gas and petrol is in the Syrian desert, while only 12% is located in Jazeerah area. As ISIS has taken over great part of Syria’s gas and oil fields, GDP fell 3 times from 60 billion dollars in 2010 to 20 billion dollars in 2016. Electricity generation in 2010 was 44,000 billion kWh and it fell to 18,000 billion in 2016. Read more