The Kuqa County contains soil-rich geothermal resources. It is an important base especially for the Tarim Oil and Gas Development projects. The natural gas reserve comprises two trillion cubic meters - which accounts for more than 90% of all proven reserves in the Tarim Basin. There are also oil reserves of 700 million tons, accounting for more than 70% of proven reserves. The well known oil and gas fields are the Yakerla, Tahe, Donghetang, Yaha, Yiqikelike and Dalaoba. There are also proven coal reserves of 1.56 billion tons and Rock salt reserves of 36 million tons.