The Syrian governemnt and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are de-facto dominating within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have reached an oil sharing deal on the Omar field in eastern Syria, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu reported on June 2 refering own sources.
According to the report, the YPG will give 100 barrels of oil from the field to the Syrian government in return for 75 barrels of fuel.
The Omar oil fields is one of the largest oil fields in Syria. It is reportedly capable of producing about 15,000 barrels of oil per day. The SDF captured the Omar oil field, located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in the province of Deir Ezzor, in October 2017.
A source aware of the situation with the SDF-held oil fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates confirmed to SouthFront that such a deal had been reached. However, the sides still have to overcome a number of technical obstacles to fully implement it.
The SDF (YPG) de-facto controls about 70% of the Syrian oil resources. However, the US-backed force has no capabilities to use this control for gaining revenue on a constant basis. So, it cooperates with the Syrian government to run its oil resources.