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Sudan says Juba owes over $1 billion, says Heglig oil production to be boosted


May 8, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese oil Minister Awad Ahmed al-Jaz today reiterated accusations that South Sudan deliberately planned to sabotage his country’s oil infrastructure to hurt its economy.

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Sudanese Oil Minister Awad Ahmad al-Jaz speaks to the press at the Heglig oil facility on May 2, 2012 (AFP)

In a briefing to Sudanese national assembly, al-Jaz said that technical teams are still in the oil-rich town of Heglig assessing damage to oil facilities created by the brief occupation of South Sudan army (SPLA) last month.

He refused to give an estimate of the damages saying that his ministry is keen on providing "accurate and factual" information to lawmakers and prevent confusion among investors.

Nonetheless the oil minister gave some details of the physical damage which he said included fully blowing up the main electricity station, which produced 17 megawatts, by placing explosive devices between each machine and detonating it from a distance.

Al-Jaz also claimed that South Sudan ignited a fire in the main pipeline, destroyed tanks of crude which led to the flow of oil from the main processing center and bombed the main warehouse containing spare parts for machinery and installations.

The work was all done by foreign experts, al-Jaz said brought by South Sudan government. He said that all the looting and sabotaging has been well documented and will be used in international legal proceedings against Juba.

South Sudanese official claimed that Sudan aerial bombardment created a large part of the damage in Heglig oil facilities.

Al-Jaz also informed the parliament that the capacity of Heglig oil field will increase to 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) from its optimal current levels of 55,000.

"We assure you the oil ministry is moving along in its programme for this year, to upgrade production and increase it from blocks 2 and 4, which represent the Heglig area, to a ceiling of 80,000 bpd of crude," he said.

The government said last week it had begun pumping oil again after partial repairs to the Heglig facility, but it did not say how much oil was flowing or when full production could resume.

In a related issue, the oil minister alleged that South Sudan owes $1 billion for usage of the oil pipelines last year but did not elaborate.

Effective earlier this year, South Sudan shut down its entire oil production to stop Khartoum from seizing part of it to make up for what it calls unpaid fees for transit and use of its facilities. The two sides could not agree on what a fair charge should be for the service.

Khartoum wanted the South to pay $36 per barrel but Juba dismissed the figure and offered around $1.

The landlocked south can only export its crude through Sudan to a Red Sea terminal at port Sudan.


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  • 9 May 2012 06:17, by zulu

    how can we owe you what is ours?

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    • 9 May 2012 06:25, by zulu

      In a decision by the arbitors, Panthou belongs to South Sudan and we will take it and you will owe us over 3 bl,

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      • 9 May 2012 06:37, by Agutran

        Before you go for the dollar figure, you have to prove that the land is Sudan territory! When counting, you don’t skip number 1 and go for 2; you have to start with 1!

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        • 9 May 2012 07:04, by Diu J.Kuek

          Awad Al Jaz is ignorant of fact doesn,t know that International community were awared that Sudan bombed the Heglig during the war and ignorant of Law question who is the land owner? Heglig is 100 percent territory of South Sudan the attacked of Heglig is not deliberated planned that was responsed to air bombardment been luanched by Sudanese Govt against people of S.Sudan for more than two years.

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          • 9 May 2012 07:18, by Diu J.Kuek

            Republic of South Sudan is not responsible for any damaged or incurred by any party or both over Heglig event Mr Awad Al Jaz please take your international legal proceding against South Sudan but I am sure you will not get even single dollar.

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      • 10 May 2012 13:55, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has called the south’s seizure of Heglig an "illegal act" and urged the two nations to negotiate to avoid all-out war.
        Dear brother: please refer to the rules, regulations and laws of UN, ICJ and the UN international declaration of human rights. SPLA of RSS must urgently compensate the peoples of Sudan for the inhumane invation of the Sudanese Heglig.

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    • 9 May 2012 06:27, by omoni jr.

      just shut up mosquitoes.
      just wait a minute,
      It is a matter of time before our heroes whoop your ass again.

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    • 9 May 2012 06:35, by LL Reuben

      NO you fake arab you owe Juba everything. Panthou is not part of your desert state. Go and beg Saudis if you have cash situation to solve. The South will take loans from anyone looking for investment in our blessed with resource land called South Sudan.

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  • 9 May 2012 06:23, by hellonearth

    I Think you are drunk, Panthou belongs to South Sudan

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  • 9 May 2012 06:23, by Sundayw

    If we destroyed Panthou installations, we would have done a better job that would not be repaired so soon. NCP criminal regime got desperate in its effort to show something and so the bombed installations at Panthou. War is war and we are not going to pay for damage inflicted by the criminals in Khartoum. Awad Jaz can lick his elbow.

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  • 9 May 2012 06:35, by Madina Tonj

    We know your SAF airforces have damage that production, but this Pan-thou and many others areas are not going to be part of North Sudan. You have no any rights to claim big land in Africa, you have not carry lands from Middle East to Africa nation so be advise Pan-thou is South Sudan territory and we will take back either llegal mean or by bullets SPLA will do that without question.

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    • 9 May 2012 06:39, by Kurnyel

      Juba must pay us because Southerers are thief.

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    • 9 May 2012 06:42, by Darkangel

      Heglig Is Not a Disputed Region : EU

      European Union Ambassador in Khartoum, Tomas Ulicny said that the region of Heglig is not a disputed area between Sudan and South Sudan according to the 2009 rulings of the International Court of Arbitration.

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      • 9 May 2012 07:10, by Xeno


        Who really cares about what EU amb. says in Kartuom. I know they just want to please your mosquitoes in the presidential terrorists’ house but it ani’t anything to worry about in south sudan.

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        • 9 May 2012 20:09, by Thiwuoc Majur Lat

          @Darkangel.....The issue at the moment is not whether or not South Sudan owes Khartoum something for the damages Khartoum caused itself, let the border be define first and we all shall see who owes who something.

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  • 9 May 2012 08:21, by Abraham

    Heaps of thanks to Mighty SPLA for destroying all illegal oil facilities in Panthou. I knew the ARABISED AFRICANS MUSLIM of North Sudan were badly hit when I saw their imams crying in Mosques...NCP resorted to BURNING CHURCHES, abducting innocent Southerners in Khartoum’s houses, BESHIRE RESORTED to abusing Southerners as "insects" all these were the signs of defeat of SAF in Panthou.

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    • 9 May 2012 09:06, by sultan hamza

      shame on you the so called abraham..so u think the bombing of the facilities(oil} in heglig will solve anything...more so we are helping and sheltering hundreds of thousands of south sudanese here at khartoum..u are our brothers who have turned out to betray us (like the way judas betrayed jesus)...!!shame on u insects

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    • 9 May 2012 16:46, by Ruach

      Death to all Arabs

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  • 9 May 2012 08:58, by solider

    in the future when SHIFRON or any western company comes to ss and produce its oil it will take 95%of the production and give u only 5% for 15 years.can u call that STEALING??? this is business.N.sudan built oil facilities and infrastructures in ss that costs billions.shutting down the oil is not enough.u must destroy all the oil facilities N built in SS

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    • 9 May 2012 09:22, by Joseph Canada

      They Built the infrastructure using the money from the South Sudan resource!
      everything u use in the north comes from the south money. it includes the ammunitions that you are using now. don’t even try to lie thinking that your lie will be hard from anyone here. Even you know very well that you are lying plainly without respecting Islamic Sheria. I thought Islam was a religion of the truth ma

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  • 9 May 2012 09:23, by Pif Paf

    SPLM insects will pay for thier attack on higlieg whether they like it or not. The UN with the GOS are already conducting a survey and will deliver the bill to SPLM insects soon. SPLM insects will have to pay or face sanctions.

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  • 9 May 2012 09:43, by Abraham

    Sultan and the likes

    We in SOUTHSUDAN, had NEVER been brothers to you in the North!!! If your assertion was true, why did your successivve regimes in Khartoum oppressed us in SouthSudan? We in South Sudan areof African descend while your people claimed to be ARABS. Our Northern bros are the furs, the Beja, the Nuba and Blue Nile people. You called us insects and pretend that we are brothers, LO

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    • 9 May 2012 10:26, by sultan hamza

      south sudan never stops to amaze me earlier on..u demanded for independence we had no option bt 2 give
      u wat u wished for.. after just a few months of your independence the dinka dorminated spla regime of insects decide 2 reclaim heglig..which even a recently born child knows iz of sudan..thx 2 SAF THT GAVE U A BLOODY NOSE

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    • 10 May 2012 15:23, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      We in SOUTHSUDAN, had NEVER been brothers to you in the North!!! please transmit this shining fact to SPLM-N,J&EM and all the SLMs. Please read the history book written byMac Michael; that Nubeans and northean Sudanese are the orignal Sudanese peoples while Dinka and NUER are nilitic who came to sudan from the land near the lakes south south sudan.

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  • 9 May 2012 09:50, by Abraham

    Heglig/Panthou doesn’t belong to ARABS WANABESS. It, instead, belong to DINKA PANARUU OF UNTY STATE. Sultan, Soldier, Paf, Jalaba, Northern Sudan, please for THE RECORDS, PLEASE,HAVE COURAGE TO TELL US IN THIS BOARD, WHAT TRIBE OF THE SUDAN DOES HEGLIG BELONG TO??? One person said before that you can’t count 2 before 1. You don’t need to seek compensation when Panthou is not yours.

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    • 10 May 2012 16:50, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has called the south’s seizure of Heglig an "illegal act" and urged the two nations to negotiate to avoid all-out war.

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  • 9 May 2012 10:31, by sultan hamza

    so u think it belongs to the dinka dorminted insect(spla) regime..if thts wat u think then are at crossroads!

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    • 9 May 2012 11:13, by Abraham

      It is not what I think but what is documented. In Africa, land firstly belong to tribe and then tribes unite to form a country. Panthou belong to Panaruu Dinka, not to Bor or Agar or Rek Dinka for example, it belong to Panaruu. Just give us the tribe in North Sudan that claimed Panthou/Heglig as hers...Otherwise your claims is BASELESS, BASELESS, BASELESS!!!!!

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  • 9 May 2012 18:38, by Northern Sudanese

    South Sudanese insects

    Heglig is Sudanese
    Abyei is Sudanese
    Every disputed land is sudanese

    If you want them, come and take them. full stop.

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    • 9 May 2012 23:32, by Ngomlieljalab


      When we come to Heglig again, I will make sure that I fuck bad your anus,,,and later will send you to fuck your prostitute mother for me there in Khartoum son of bitch.

      by: Ngom liel Jalab

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  • 9 May 2012 19:29, by philip

    sudan has to know that panthou billing to the south why you so greedy on some one’s resources like that if the international will do it in a realties you will ennui with tee in your eyes

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    • 10 May 2012 14:00, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has called the south’s seizure of Heglig an "illegal act" and urged the two nations to negotiate to avoid all-out war.
      Sudan is complying with ICJ article 51- The Right to Self Defence.

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