Home | News    Wednesday 8 January 2014

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

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

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.

JPEG - 25.2 kb
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)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 8 January 2014 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,

    repondre message

    • 8 January 2014 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!

      repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The perilous change in Darfur’s demography 2015-08-28 08:10:36 By Eric Reeves The debate about whether or not Darfur was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world—in general—no longer (...)

IGAD-Plus and Peace Politics: Dateline without deadline 2015-08-23 20:24:08 “It is time we define governments in Africa as the responsibility, not the power” – Dlamini-Zuma By James Okuk On 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...)

South Sudan Peace Agreement: to Sign or not to Sign 2015-08-19 05:44:38 By Steve Paterno South Sudan peace process faltered badly. The most anticipated deadline to sign a final comprehensive agreement has passed, with government failing to ink the proposed (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Resolutions and recommendations of the SPLM-N leadership meeting 2015-08-11 22:21:18 SUDAN PEOPLES’ LIBERATION MOVEMENT NORTH Leadership Meeting of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North ( SPLM-N) Final Communique: Resolutions and Recommendations August 6th, 2015 The (...)

Sudanese, human rights groups and advocates demand renewal of UNAMID 2015-06-25 06:03:32 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com Geneva: Abdelbagi (...)

Civil society groups urge to stop hostilities in W. Bahr El Ghazal 2015-06-11 22:24:37 Urgent action for sustainable peace in Western Bahr El Ghazal State Civil Society Statement: June 10, 2015 Wau –Western Bahr El Ghazal State- The Republic of South Sudan We, civil society (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.