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Sudan’s oil minister acknowledges shortage of fuel, cooking gas

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January 7, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese minister of oil, Makkawi Mohamed Awad, has acknowledged shortage of gasoline and cooking gas saying that the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) should urgently provide foreign exchange for importing those oil products.

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A worker fills a pickup truck’s tank with blended fuel at the first blended fuel station at Kenana Sugar Company (KSC)’s main plant, 270 km (170 miles) south of Khartoum May 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

He disclosed that they typically import 180,000 metric tons of gasoline as well as 3.7 million metric tons of other oil products including gasoline, cooking gas, and jet fuel for domestic consumption.

Awad, who testified before a parliamentary subcommittee on Tuesday, pointed to the lack of trucks for transferring gasoline to South Darfur states capital of Nyala besides malfunctions in Nyala’s oil warehouse resulting from lack of spare parts.

Several MPs revealed that a ship loaded with gasoline that does not match the standards has docked in Port Sudan and questioned lack of transparency with regard to oil exploration contracts, saying that exploration rights are restricted to three companies only.

They also raised questions about the ownership of a $35 million factory in the city of Atbara owned by Asawer company which is a subsidiary of the state-owned Sudan Petroleum Company (Sudapet).

The MPs further criticized the oil ministry for failure to meet the shortage in oil products including gasoline, cooking gas, and jet fuel in the states of Khartoum, Kassala, Darfur, and Kordofan.

They also warned against failure to pay financial arrears of foreign oil companies and imposing 2% insurance fees prior to opening letters of credits, saying that it would make them halt their activities.

The lawmakers also pointed to the failure of some companies to begin their exploration work due to lack of technical and financial ability, demanding uniformity in price of oil products price in all states.

They warned against disputes among several states over ownership of some oilfields, revealing that oil warehouse in Gedaref state has not received oil products for more than 45 days.

(ST)

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  • 8 January 06:22, by George Bol

    Goal#1 is to eliminate Riek Machar in the S.Sudan. The way I see this crisis now is that Riek is dead a live. We are closing the sources that we think he might snick into by now.
    He can not attempt to go to almost all the East Africa airports in totality.The other things is that we have known that few Nuer in our army are enemies because they start shooting their colleagues in the combats,

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    • 8 January 06:24, by George Bol

      Since SPLA understood their Nuer within intention, Mading Bor will be captured within a day and mark my work. The forces in the offensives now are entirely Jieng. Just stay tune!

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