Tethys Petroleum Limited
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Tethys Petroleum Limited

September 05, 2011 16:30 ET

Tethys Petroleum Limited: Afghan Bid Update

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2011) - Tethys Petroleum Limited ("Tethys" or the "Company") (TSX:TPL)(LSE:TPL) today announced that it understands that the Chinese State Oil Company, CNPC, has won the tender for the Kashkari, Bazarkhami and Zamarudsay blocks in Northern Afghanistan which Tethys was also bidding for.

As a commercial oil and gas company Tethys could not offer the same terms as CNPC which, in Tethys' view, would make the project non-commercial. Tethys still believes there is good oil and gas potential in Afghanistan and will evaluate any other future opportunities there.

Tethys is focused on oil and gas exploration and production activities in Central Asia with activities currently in the Republics of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. This highly prolific oil and gas area is rapidly developing and Tethys believes that significant potential exists in both exploration and in discovered deposits.

This press release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to our operations. Such forward looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. See our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2010 for a description of risks and uncertainties relevant to our business, including our exploration and development activities.

Contact Information

  • Tethys Petroleum Limited
    Sabin Rossi
    Vice President Investor Relations
    Office: +1 416 572 2065
    +1 416 572 2201 (FAX)
    info@tethyspetroleum.com

    In Europe: Tethys Petroleum Limited
    Veronica Zhuvaghena
    Vice President Corporate Communications
    Office: +44 1481 725911
    +44 1481 725922 (FAX)
    Web: http://www.tethyspetroleum.com
    Mobile site: m.tethyspetroleum.com

    In Asia-Pacific: Quam IR
    Anita Wan
    Associate Director
    Office phone/fax: +852 2217 2999