This rich natural gas deposit was one of the last areas of Homs province to be liberated from terrorist control.
The natural gas processing plant at Arak was severely damaged by Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists who had no need for this fuel. Meanwhile, the oil refinery located in the area was left in much better shape because the terrorists actively used it as part of their illegal oil trade and only attempted to damage the facility during their retreat from the region.
Ali Ghanem, Syrian Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, told Sputnik Arabic that "Arak is one of the most important elements of Syria’s mineral extraction industry that was liberated from terrorists recently."
"The Syrian government has rapidly sent repair crews to quickly restore the least damaged gas extraction lines," he said.
The Arak natural gas field has already resumed production, and the resources extracted there are expected to help improve the struggling Syrian economy.