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South Sudan’s oil pipeline construction will commence soon

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June 14, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan may soon see commencement of implementation of an alternative vital joint oil pipeline project with Kenya that would transport the new nation’s crude oil to the international market and revive its staggering economy.

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A worker walks at the power plant of an oil processing facility at an oilfield in Unity State April 22, 2012 (Reuters)

South Sudan shut down its oil production last January accusing its northern neighbor, Sudan, of stealing its oil which passed through Sudan’s pipelines to its Red Sea Port.

Khartoum justified the action, arguing that the new nation which broke away from it in July 2011 had not been paying transit fee.

The two sides have not reached an agreement on how much the transit fee should be as Khartoum asked for $36 a barrel while Juba offered over half a dollar per barrel, arguing that this was in accordance with the international practice.

South Sudan has exerted efforts to build an alternative oil pipeline through East Africa to the Indian Ocean and had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kenya to build the pipeline.

A leading Japanese Toyota Tsusho Corporation has reported completion of feasibility study of the pipeline project and ready to sign contract with the government in order to commence the construction.

The Project General Manager of the company, Yoichiro Iwasaki, on Tuesday led a delegation to Juba and met with the South Sudan Vice President, Riek Machar, during which the company reported on the success of the feasibility study and readiness to enter into contract with the government.

The Vice President’s Press Secretary, James Gatdet Dak, told the Sudan Tribune that the company was ready to shoulder the financing of the project and will work out with the ministry of Petroleum and Mining in the contract a mechanism for repayment by the government.

Juba also plans to build another alternative pipeline through Ethiopia to the port in Djibouti and a separate MoU was also signed with the two concerned governments.

Related projects are also underway to build a number of refineries in South Sudan in order to provide fuel domestically and export its surplus products to the neighboring countries.

International oil companies assure of discovery of more oil reserves in South Sudan and predict that the oil production may quickly reach over 500,000 barrels a day from the current 350,000 in the next few years.

The shutdown of the oil production has affected the economy of South Sudan as it constituted 98% of the total annual revenues and was the only export item that used to bring in hard currency to the nation.

Khartoum’s economy has also suffered from the oil shutdown and shock of losing 50% share of South Sudan’s oil revenues after independence.

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  • 14 June 2012 07:32, by Kurnyel

    Great lair where will the get matials to make a line. their leaders are busy syealing money that it.

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    • 14 June 2012 07:34, by Kurnyel

      Our war plane will bomb that line and there will be no oil pump out until our demand are meet.

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      • 14 June 2012 08:39, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        We full alway of hearing,companies over companies want to invest in the field of oil,but nothing still on the ground,our govt should be quick in implementing their work than always saying we are going to do this and that, but no action taken please hurry up to rescue the economy of this new nation.

        OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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        • 14 June 2012 20:31, by Johndumo14

          Why people hurry,slow but sure,things must run according to plans.To rescue the economy,what economy? From 1956 to 2005 did you have economy? Our most defficult path was to cross the ocean,now we have crossed the big ocean,other things are minors,we canGETrid of them,people must not panic,iS it the first time in your life you go hungry? S.Sudan independence was our goal ,we can even forget the oiL

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          • 15 June 2012 12:30, by Johndumo14

            Better to suffer now and afterwards enjoy on our own things rather than committing the crude oil to run through Sudan. I think South Sudan at the moment made a good decision safe for future. Pumping oil through sudan is like ,sending your cows to pass through a hungry lion teritory.Some one who oppressed
            you,some one who killed your people,some one who stollen your oil,and land,is okay TO STOP IT.

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        • 15 June 2012 07:38, by mathem jech amer

          Since January, government had been saying that contrsuction is underway, underway through out the history, maybe through out the next ten years or so.

          We are tired of your liers, of under way. Let us see them working before informing us about the contrsuction of pipeline.

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        • 16 June 2012 09:53, by gatwech hoth loang

          government of south Sudan it’s not doing enough to rescue it people from this crisis we are in late us pray hard that God will increase upon H.E the president kiir to reign in good hard

          Hoth Loang

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      • 14 June 2012 12:53, by pabaak

        Kurnyel,I don’t blame you of not knowing that after few weeks we’ll have our own defense system which can destroy your war planes in their bases in North before even can take off, any way your low IQ doesn’t tell that, so just live in your delusions

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      • 14 June 2012 22:22, by deng

        Kurnyel,
        Your warplanes will bomb South Sudan? What if we started shooting them down with our secret missiles defense system. Your greedy Khartoum’s government will soon regret.

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    • 14 June 2012 07:37, by Michael Angelo

      Kurnyel,

      Whether you like it or not is true. Just pee in your pathetic pipeline but our oil will never flow there again.

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      • 14 June 2012 09:23, by zulu

        Angelo,
        These guys are suffering greatly these days. the shutdown has affected the foolish ncp who are gearing to removing many subsidies including exerting many higher taxes on many things. plus, they have foolishly closed the market to the south.
        South Sudan was due to increase prod to 70.000 bpd

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    • 14 June 2012 07:59, by Panthouandbeyond

      As soon as South Sudan pipeline open, I will celebrate it in Khartoum and urinate in Albashir mouth, then let him take a shower with my urine.

      Panthou

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      • 14 June 2012 08:35, by SEE ME

        Mr "SATAN" Panthouandbeyond

        But you were/are grown with OBSCENE and IMPOLITE words and even when you were passing the Holy BIBLE.

        Is there any near hospital for mad people in your area?
        That what you need to be treated in it and if there will be positive result for you. but not bite or hurt your doctors.

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    • 14 June 2012 08:14, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      North Sudanese should not pee in their pants ,SOUTH SUDAN IS GOING TO MAKE IT. It will include Panthou (Heglig). Omer Bashir SLAVES in south sudan ,those who do not believe in their CAPABILITIES ,MUST GO TO BASHIR IN KHARTOUM AND WASH HIS UNDERWEARS.

      GOD BLESS SOUTH SUDAN

      SPLA OYEEE!!
      NO SURRENDER ,DEATH

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      • 14 June 2012 08:53, by Northern Sudanese

        Bentiu CAPTAIN

        Why are you mentioning Northern Sudanese in this issue? we dont care about your oil, it will run out soon anyway its not like its gonna live for over 10 years XD. When you built your pipeline, we dont give a shit.

        But when will it actually commence? soon, does not always mean tomorrow. soon could mean years. XD specially for south XD

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        • 14 June 2012 22:57, by deng

          Northern Sudanese,
          Yes you don’t care about South Sudan oil but what the heck your NCP doing on our lands of Dinka Ngok ->Abei and Panthou? 20 plus years we Southern Sudanese don’t even get a dime in oil though being drilled out in our lands but still we battle you out. We don’t like NCP ideologies anyway for what they did to South Sudan since independent from Egypt and British. Go to hell.

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    • 14 June 2012 11:02, by Johndumo14

      Iam a North sudanese,my father is arab but my mother is from Nuba.But the way i see khartoum doing things,is backwards-We are tired of war mongering,we are tired of liars,we are tired of khartoum aggression against south sudan,let khartoum give south sudan what belongs to south and that is the end of the story.There is no arab tribe bordering south sudan,all what we know khartoum is a thief.

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      • 14 June 2012 11:36, by mohammed ali

        It is good for you , the oil is yours. Build your pipe-line and ask your negotiators to stop negotiating with Sudan about oil transport through Sudan.Tell them not to waste their precious time with the jalabba.Now let us solve the security issues only.Peace is much more importantant for us than oil.Blood is more precious than oil.You can dream as much as you could and ....

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        • 14 June 2012 11:43, by mohammed ali

          con:respond to all the anaesthetics injected in you by your thieves to feed your hatred & ignorance, but our position is not going to change. Demarcation & security first towards a lasting peace. Then be the richest country on earth , that doesn’t hurt us.If you are not interested in transporting oil through us , don’t waste your time, stop negotiating it, our conditions remains the same. Period!

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          • 14 June 2012 12:46, by Lang

            hahaha yes, finally. Eat your jealous hearts out.

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          • 14 June 2012 15:53, by P.K.M

            Ali, you’re the one bothering South Sudanese negotiators ever since for talk, not for oil but for security. You’re not hurting! You’re just responding to your country in bankrupt, did you read the headline of the news article you’re responding to?

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          • 14 June 2012 17:22, by Beneben Bai

            Mohamed Ali, most coflicts around the world are being caused by resources and oil is one of them. What do you say about the new pipe line that NCP was secretly digging from Panthou deep down or more south of Unity State of S.Sudan? S. Sudan is going on while you don’t belief in that process of pipeline with Japan. It will be like when NCP was doing it while those of CHEVERON were watching

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        • 14 June 2012 16:20, by zulu

          Mohamed,
          Be fond of the current issues to be negotiated. There is no way south sudan wants to negotiate on oil. that case is closed. to be negotiated now are the debt sharing, which we will not agree upon, border which we have produced the accurate map, and security which we will not agree too. note that beshir is averting the border issue from arbitration

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          • 14 June 2012 18:35, by wadelsudan

            1- alternative line will cost 22 billion dollars
            2- need 5 years to complete
            3- al most 100 personnel to protect against sabottage under normal circumstatnces
            4- if any armed conflict erupt in kenya or uganda bibline is gone with the wind
            5- kenya and uganda will ask for transit fee too
            6- south oil will dry by 2017 or so even before line construction is complete

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            • 14 June 2012 22:45, by deng

              Wadelsudan,

              Whom do you think will accept your scared tactics here on website from South Sudan? We are young generation of South Sudan and well educated then never before in Sudan story. We got money, we got guts to do what we want for our modern South Sudan that our foreparents have never done before when you fooled them. This is why we end Islams to penetrated deep to East Africans countries.

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              • 14 June 2012 22:59, by wadelsudan

                deng keep dreaming, our brothers in the south are dying of hunger and diseases and SPLA are using the money to buy amunitions, what a paradox.

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        • 14 June 2012 22:32, by deng

          Mohammed Ali,

          Do you know what bother me most? the pipeline should not be just only shut, it should be completely pull out under the ground so that you thugs of Khartoumers can totally lose hope for good. I stil do believe your NCP still have a hope we southern Sudanese will change our mind to pay you $36.00 per a barrel. Continue dreaming and it will never ever happen on our watch.

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        • 14 June 2012 22:33, by deng

          Mohammed Ali,

          Do you know what bother me most? the pipeline should not be just only shut, it should be completely pull out under the ground so that you thugs of Khartoumers can totally lose hope for good. I stil do believe your NCP still have a hope we southern Sudanese will change our mind to pay you $36.00 per a barrel. Continue dreaming and it will never ever happen on our watch.

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    • 14 June 2012 20:19, by Johndumo14

      Why south sudan want Japanese Toyota company Tsusho to construct South Sudan’s oil pipeline? Which says takes 3 years,to construct,mean while,south african company Vodacom can do it within seven months!South sudan must give business to Africans companies. This pipe constructions is not a big deal,some companies can build emergency oilpipeline within 6 months,company like German motors,can do it.

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    • 14 June 2012 20:41, by Johndumo14

      People who are making too much nose because of oil,are the
      people who were stealing the oil and sharing with khartoum.
      Now S.Sudan closed the oil ,they find it no way to steal,those companieswere sharing the stollen money with khartoum.They complain and want South Sudan to open the flow of oil through sudan,no way they must find another way of stealing ,your tricks are discovered.

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    • 15 June 2012 07:42, by mathem jech amer

      Kurnyel

      Please go to school to learn English before writing to English-Speaking nation. Arabs don’t know English beside their foolish Arabic & Islamic.

      What do you mean by MATIALS and SYEALING?

      Go to criminals like See Me, Mohammed Ali, Nortern Sudanese & Jalaby (Jalaba) to teach you English. They learn their English at Comboni Majaniin in Khartoum from South Sudanese whom they call now Enemies

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  • 14 June 2012 07:34, by SEE ME

    zulu

    You IGNORANT
    Oil & gas has many fields and P/Ls engineering is far from geophysics.

    I need to talk to hands-on engineers but not to story tellers like those SS holders of PhDs

    But Iam with website to talk technically and in professional in details about OIL & GAS industry.

    So where are those who

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    • 14 June 2012 07:36, by SEE ME

      zulu

      Ask those SS who obtained PhDs in geophysics about:
      > seismic survey
      > Geonics soil resistivity
      > 4 pins methods soil resistivity
      > 3 pins methods soil resistivity

      Moreover did they practice them HANDS-ON? But not story tellers.
      Ask them which one of them deals with P/LS design and construction.
      I am waiting for them...

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      • 14 June 2012 07:39, by SEE ME

        The story tellers of RSS who obtained PHDs are misleading you about all subjects that are related to APPLIED SCIENCE called HANDS-ON ENGINEERING.

        Where are are they to open their mouths and say about those proposed P/Ls in RSS to LAMU and Port of Djibouti?

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        • 14 June 2012 07:43, by TwicMayardit

          Dear southerners,
          Disregard this bastard known as "See Me. He is pure liar claiming to be the most qualified and experienced Sudanese on the U.S. I posted many questions on his previous comments regarding where in the U.S. he lived or what university he obtained his alleged experience and expertise, especially regarding oil and gas.

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          • 14 June 2012 07:46, by TwicMayardit

            See Me, never answered my questions. He evaded them with more outrageous, unfounded, pathetically ignorant utterances.

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            • 14 June 2012 08:48, by SEE ME

              Joseph Canada

              If you are in CANADA then ask "JOSEPH E.TOTH" about these details. He is the registered PE in CANADA and USA.

              "JOSEPH E.TOTH" will explain to you all weakness in your RSS plans related to new P/LS

              memberships of "JOSEPH E.TOTH":
              #27573 APRGGA -CANADA
              #O7883-6 SPE -USA
              #04038978-ISA-USA
              Send me your e-mail and I will let him contact you

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    • 14 June 2012 12:49, by Lang

      lool what ever degree you have, just like other northerners you will be begging for a job in the south’s oil industry... You slave for us in our oil fields and we make the money! How do you like that?

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  • 14 June 2012 07:47, by SEE ME

    The story tellers who obtained PHDs are playing with those close minded of SPLA/M.

    Show the peoples of SOUTH SUDAN the Right of Way "ROW" of all the proposed P/Ls from block5B to JUBA and the one from BLOCKS 3 &7 to JUPA and LAMU.

    Simple question: what are the proposed PIPES GRADES there?

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    • 14 June 2012 07:52, by Kurnyel

      Twic is the worse name in Sudan comapre to acid and rotten egg

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  • 14 June 2012 07:52, by SEE ME

    Are these proposed P/Ls from block5B to JUBA and the one from BLOCKS 3 &7 to JUPA and LAMU , will be BG or AG?

    If BG then what will be the material for BACKFILL and the BERM?

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    • 14 June 2012 17:44, by Beneben Bai

      All Sudanese commentators, the pipline construction cost will not be from Sudan, I think this point is clear to all of you. then, why all these cries and comments from here and there with pessimism??. You need to forget about all these and see first. Don’t you trust Janpan capability (The TOYOTA)??,asked both West and East about Janpan economic and technical capabilities and U will get the answer

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  • 14 June 2012 07:56, by SEE ME

    To all southern SUDANESE

    You must know that JAPAN and CHINA were trained by USA in oil & gas.

    You ask DR JIM MYERS from OHIO that how many times he fixed things in CHINA.

    I say it very loudly that SOUTH SUDAN will beg SUDAN for the transportation of crude oil through SUDAN.

    Forget about JAPANESE and CHINESE who proposed for you many P/Ls.

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    • 14 June 2012 07:58, by SEE ME

      To all southern Sudanese

      How long it takes YOU to understand the rule of "MONEY LANGUAGE"?

      YOU must stop your KINDERGARTEN (KG) system thinking and refer to "WIII-FM" and "ROI".

      Ask the professionals of USA P/Ls specialists about those P/Ls in SUDAN near your oil production blocks and those proposed ones.

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      • 14 June 2012 08:05, by Panthouandbeyond

        Hey, Mr. "Ghost" (SEE ME)

        Please, if you have nothing to say then stop using this forum. We are not here to repeat ourselves. This is not old school; we need new ideas that may bring a change. Also, do not be surprise for the fact that south Sudan oil will pumb soon wether you accept it or not. Nothing will chage it.

        Panthou

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        • 14 June 2012 08:52, by SEE ME

          Mr. "SATAN" Panthouandbeyond

          Your main mission and vision in this website is to avertise for the practice of OBSCENE language, SEXUAL HARASSMENT and Legalization of RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

          You are an expert in selecting the bad and obscene words to paste on others.

          You better reopen the HOLY BIBLE that you trached for most of your age and were busy with inhumane acts.

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  • 14 June 2012 08:01, by Kenyan the cushite

    to NORTHEN SUDANESE.
    kenya is building a pipeline from close from to south sudan linking to south sudan, to export our new oil discovery, with uganda soon producicng and joining the pipeline this will be easy. south sudan welcome to east africa. we hate sudan here in kenya fake arabs. stanbic bank is moving to south sudan next week to build. lets do business brothers and expand east africa.

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  • 14 June 2012 08:22, by emadven

    Why are the government in Juba worried about building the pipeline why can’t we focus on building other projects to raise funds. liek agriculture and other resources. and better tax collecting a nation of 8 million people why do we need billions of dollars of oil revenues

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  • 14 June 2012 08:26, by Go to Hell

    The pipeline will be build by proper expert not your chinese fake materials. All War planes will soon go back to Iran as we will bring them down one by one and the remaining one will flee

    Israel gave South Sudan Blastics Air defence Missiles 5 of them to clear our sky with all those flying bird.
    after that we will come to Khartoum to drive you to red sea and you will swim till Saudia Arab

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  • 14 June 2012 08:48, by Abraham

    To all FAKE ARABS OF SUDAN

    South Sudan is nolonger part of Sudan. Stop your wishful thinking. Whether it will take 100 yrs to build pipeline to Lamu, South Sudan will rather wait than to use your pipeline. Remember you (sudanese) declared us "enemy number one" to you. No more negotiation with you about transportation fee. We’re negotiation with you our borderline, Period.

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    • 14 June 2012 09:02, by SEE ME

      Abraham

      From Juba to LAMU is 1400 kms and easy to build P/L in a very rocky envirinment. I opposed many engineers who are telling things not correct. Yes will be the need for different types of pumpstations.

      My main technical problem is related to P/LS in the SWAMPY soils between BLOCKS 5B, 3 and 7 ang JUBA.

      What about CORROSIN ECONOMICS?

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      • 14 June 2012 13:48, by Abugua

        You are quite ignorant about the terrain from Juba to Lokichoggio then Lamu. Who told you it is rocky? do not worry from the Sudd we will put the pipe under water then divert from Jemeza eastward through Tingili very flat land with good soil Toyota completed the study already

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  • 14 June 2012 08:50, by Pif Paf

    What the SPLA needs to understand is no oil will flow out of south sudan until all pending agreements with sudan are resolved. If u can attack higlieg and stop oil production then u know SAF will not stand and watch. SPLA needs to focus on outstanding issues and paying for damages before even thinking about exporting oil again.

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    • 14 June 2012 09:14, by P.K.M

      Pif Paf, that’s very funny and it’s easier said than done.

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      • 14 June 2012 11:46, by Pif Paf

        u got it wrong .. its easier to destroy than build.

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        • 14 June 2012 18:15, by P.K.M

          That’s exactly what I was saying; it’s easier to say, you’ll destroy it verbally, but when it comes to actually doing it physically, it would just be another story.

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    • 14 June 2012 09:27, by zulu

      there is only one issue with you ncp. it is demarcation. stop fooling yourselves.

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  • 14 June 2012 08:56, by Abraham

    SEE MEE

    You’re just a desperate coon. South Sudan will never look to Sudan for help. Your successive regimes had missed a opportunity to keep the country as one. Whether you’re too educated as you claimed, South Sudan don’t want you. Invest your knowledge in your country, don’t go beyond Sudan. Or have you just lost your job because of oil shut down?

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    • 14 June 2012 09:16, by SEE ME

      Abraham

      Yes I was supposed to invest my knowledge in my beloved SUDAN but many conditions pushed me outside as an expat.

      Now I will do my best to help My African countries

      I helped and helping Sudan.
      I helped CHAD
      Iam in process to jion some Nigerian experts in OIL and Gas indutry.
      I tried Iranians but they are more experts than me. They are well trained by USA in the past.

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  • 14 June 2012 09:25, by pabaak

    Big investment by Japanese company is welcome, we need the commencement to take place as soon as possible in order to keep the wheel of economic development running, those who dream that South Sudan will not make it unless through fake Arabs pipelines are living in their delusions. criminals and genocidal thieves regime will not steal our property in name of unpaid transit fees. No relationship

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    • 14 June 2012 09:32, by SEE ME

      An executive director of the Japanese company, in a presentation distributed to reporters today in Nairobi, disclosed that the pipeline would have a capacity of 450,000 barrels per day. It would cost $1.5 billion to construct. After 20 years under Toyota ownership, it would be handed over to the Kenyan and South Sudanese governments.

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      • 14 June 2012 09:40, by SEE ME

        pabaak

        Japanese company is far away from oil & gas industry. They only copy and hire USA experts.

        SPLA/M will misuse your money for their personal benefits.

        Why SPLA/M is not willing to ask USA COMPNIES?

        All companies in USA comply with ENGINEERING ETHICS.

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    • 14 June 2012 09:35, by pabaak

      with current regime until all areas of South Sudan are demarcated, they are already about to exit soon, so no need to waste time with them, we will negotiate with new system when current regime gone.

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  • 14 June 2012 09:35, by Northern Sudan

    see me, jalaba, and other copy sudanese, soon all of you will never speak of sudanese issue in this forum, we the people of northern sudan not thinking of somebody staff, but if it is ours we will get it from our brothers in south in a right manner, but those HABBAS should not even to finger point on our sudanese issues, see me, jalaba, northern sudanese all of you are fact ARABS, NCP time is on.

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    • 14 June 2012 09:48, by SEE ME

      Northern Sudan

      Pls don’t degrade your roots from SOUTH SUDAN and call yourself Northern Sudan.

      SOUTHEN SUDANESE are human beings and no one in this world is better than them.

      I am only after the bad behaviors South sudanese but not their race.
      I can say that they are true grand sons and daughters of ADAM & EVE.

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      • 14 June 2012 12:42, by truthhurts

        I finally decided to create an account, as I’m pretty tired of hearing your endless repetition SEE ME.

        Since your always going on about your qualifications, and western education, expertise, etc.. Please explain to me why you lack basic basic English grammar. Surely this is not the hallmark of a western educated engineer?

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        • 14 June 2012 12:46, by truthhurts

          And also please tell me what your point is when you constantly quote career specific terms, that you know that the average user will not understand what you are saying. Remember that no matter how incredible you are at what you do, there are others who do others things, and can outclass you in the same manner.

          From what I’ve seen you seem to be overly condescending, and that needs to change.

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          • 14 June 2012 12:49, by truthhurts

            If you believe that you are so amazing, and so much more qualified to build a pipeline than the Japanese, with your unique experience and education, why not go to the Southern Sudanese government and ask to be contracted to build it instead.

            I think that a complex task such as an oil pipeline could not be left to one such as yourself, someone who is incapable of articulating sentences in English

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        • 14 June 2012 13:37, by SEE M

          truthhurts

          Then ask your white masters to kick me from their professional engineering memberships.

          Website is not for you; otherwise use ear plugs and safety goggles for your defected eyes.

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          • 14 June 2012 14:00, by truthhurts

            My white masters,we all know that all you need is mediocrity to join most engineering foundations.

            But regardless, that’s not my message to you. My message is simple, stop with the repetitive comments that are comparable to spam. Your condescending attitude has no basis, and the fact that you cannot give me a methodically formulated reply tells me that you are full of hot air.

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    • 14 June 2012 14:03, by mohammed ali

      North Sudanese, everybody in this forum know that you are from SS. You are simply decieving and cheating yourself! That is dishonest and stupid!

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      • 14 June 2012 14:35, by Northern Sudan

        Mohamed ali,
        let me tell u that am a pure sudanese, let hw ask u what do you mean by Mohamed Ali, if you know its meaning then you will prove me that you are real son of this soil, people of dates, people of peace, splmn going to liberate sudan from such ugly Mohamed Ali, my friend you have come from Ethiopia you will go back soon, am here in Jeref east, stay mostly in Haj yousif,NCP FALL SOON.

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        • 14 June 2012 17:28, by Northern Sudanese

          Northern Sudan

          First of all and i told you before you are not Sudanese. That you live in Haj yousif doesn’t make you a sudanese. you could easily be a south sudanese living in North refusing to go South because you know all the bad conditions there. stop pretending to be a pure sudanese cause in reality you are not...........

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  • 14 June 2012 13:15, by 4Justice

    Air defense weapon to protect South Sudan’s oil pipelines

    Chinese HQ-9 high-altitude missile system uses NT-233 radar system

    HQ-9 clone of Russia S-300PMU1 system can simultaneously track 48 targets.

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    • 14 June 2012 13:31, by SEE M

      4Justice

      Many southern sudanese are IGNORRNTS.

      How do you protect P/Ls from P/Ls RUPTURES and LEAKs?

      ON buried P/Ls we do make RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS (RRX),ROAD CROSSINGS (RX), ANIMAL CROSSINGS to avoid tamping.

      What will be the effect of landing rocket on buried P/L?
      ......RUPTURE and OIL SPILL.....

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      • 14 June 2012 13:38, by truthhurts

        Surprise surprise SEE ME, you ignored the comments that I directed towards you. If you missed them, read up.

        And what 4justice means is that an anti-aircraft system would prevent enemy aircraft from getting close enough to the pipeline to attack it. So perhaps your the ignorant one, your argument is null and void.

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        • 14 June 2012 14:00, by SEE M

          truthhurts

          USA hit IRAQI P/Ls from more than 500kms far away and caused huge ruptures and large OIL spills.

          It very EASY to destroy P/Ls as the deepest buried one in whole world is about 48 inches in non hazardous locations "forests, deserts,..."

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          • 14 June 2012 14:07, by SEE M

            truthhurts
            If you are in USA- TEXAS.

            Then go to any oil company and ask; moreover watch out for the crossings.

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            • 14 June 2012 14:38, by truthhurts

              SEE ME, I think you may be slightly confused. We are discussing the threat of North Sudan to South Sudan’s pipelines. For which, the surface to air missiles would be adequate.

              To the best of my knowledge, North Sudan does not possess tomahawk cruise missles, or prescision long range surface to surface weapons. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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              • 14 June 2012 14:45, by truthhurts

                Of course nobody is citing air defence systems as the end to the threat, but it’s undeniable that they would vastly improve
                the security of the pipeline, leaving it open only to ground attack, or sabotage from the intelligence services.

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            • 14 June 2012 14:54, by Northern Sudan

              SEE ME ,
              you are a kind of person without LAND, you speak in the way NCP didn’t , who are you , you are under our feet, i can just simply say you are one of gays, we used to used you, at the same time you have to go out to bark for our protection, who are you sons of dogs. am proud of my people desert creators , they never being lead by any ugly NCP role, we do used some of NCP Animals in oursite

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              • 14 June 2012 15:46, by ForAll

                SEE ME

                You better find the right place for you.

                No one here will understand what you said.

                Thanks for you and I learned very essentials things from what you have posted here.

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  • 14 June 2012 17:50, by Beneben Bai

    SEE ME, no one needs your scrab engineering technical terminologies on this website. Here is where political not engineering thoughts are exchanged for finding out solutions to our political conflicts that cause problems to anything including your techical work as oil and gas engineer. Please upgrade yourself to the level of politics not just only oil and gas engineering

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  • 14 June 2012 18:01, by Beneben Bai

    Mohamed Ali, Jalaby & SEE ME, what happened to your people who were saying all the time let South close down their oil pipeline or let them keep it for their cows to drink or "hrram" they can not close it down. So they kept singing those songs until they were supprised by the South unexpected decision...South (closed it) not ajiib?? South do what U don’t think they can do so the new pipeline

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  • 14 June 2012 18:23, by Beneben Bai

    NCP in 80s and 90s was digging and consrtucting oil infrastructure including pipelines with support of EAST while WEST (CHEVERON)and others were just watching. Same thing is going to happen in The Republic of South Sudan with support of Japan and others while Sudan does not bleife in that or just not happy with what is happening but can’t do anything (yoom assal and yoom bassal)

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  • 14 June 2012 18:35, by wadelsudan

    1- alternative line will cost 22 billion dollars
    2- need 5 years to complete
    3- al most 100 personnel to protect against sabottage under normal circumstatnces
    4- if any armed conflict erupt in kenya or uganda bibline is gone with the wind
    5- kenya and uganda will ask for transit fee too
    6- south oil will dry by 2017 or so even before line construction is complete

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    • 14 June 2012 22:20, by truthhurts

      The pipeline will not cost 22 billion dollars. The pipeline will need two years to be built. 100 personnel is meagre, it would need more.And yes we know about the transit fee, but remember, the transit fee would be within the international norm. $0.5 - $1. And lastly if no new oilfields are discovered, the oil will run out in 2030 (supposedly).

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  • 14 June 2012 21:55, by panom lualbil

    NEW PIPELINE TO SOUTH SUDAN !

    Will bring prosperity and strong governance, less NYAGATAISM and permanent peace prevail. Because the poor country is, the more corruption and conflict are. So new insfracture will uplift portion off. But to advice you [citizens] dont’t ever, ever forget your enemy ! Omer bashir.

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