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Khartoum says oil flows from South Sudan’s Upper Nile state remain stable


January 7, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese oil Minister Makkawi Mohammed Awad affirmed that flow of crude from Adar Yeil’s oil field in Upper Nile state is normal despite the unrest engulfing South Sudan since last month.

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South Sudan oil minister Stephen Dhieu Dau celebrates on May 5, 2013 with local dancers in an oil production facility in Paloch in Upper Nile state, the resumption of oil production after a 16-month hiatus (Getty)

Awad, who paid a visit to Juba on Monday, met with his South Sudanese counterpart Stephen Dhieu Dau, to discuss issues of mutual concern in the petroleum sector.

The two sides underscored the importance of maintaining oil flow from landlocked South Sudan through Sudan’s pipelines that extend to terminals in the coastal city of Port Sudan.

Sudan’s oil minister said that production in Adar Yeil’s oil field increased from 165,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 200,000.

Forces loyal to South Sudan former Vice President Riek Machar took control of the Unity state which contains part of the oil fields.

Oil companies in Unity state mainly from China and India evacuated their workers and made sure to shut down the oilfields there which are believed to have been producing around 45,000 bpd.

Sudan receives a fee from Juba on every barrel of oil exported through its pipelines which in 2014 is expected to bring billions of dollars into Khartoum’s coffers.


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  • 8 January 2014 08:16, by choldit

    Day dreaming is not a good habit, u know. U better talk abt Dinka betraying ss to Sudan.
    We all know the quantity n quality of the weapon ss located in unity state under Major Gen. Koang Chuol. We also know what western Nuer are. Go n try it. Now Jikany kir (cie-Nyakuini, cie-Nyabor and cie-Duany) are on a Mach to join their uncles (Gon n Muor aka lou) pulse Paagak in genocidal war against Nuer.

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    • 8 January 2014 08:25, by Jewish Ally

      All innocent Nuer are welcome back to enjoy the fruit of this nation but the head of Lucifer RIEK machar need to cut off and offer to Ngundeng for is false prophecy that let to Nuer misconception of this current crisis.
      i blame everything on Ngundeng and is Riek Machar

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  • 8 January 2014 08:29, by Mohammed Ali 2

    If oil is flowing at a rate of 200,000 from upper nile then I think Machar is in trouble! Any way that is good news as the government can sustain to provide food for the rest of the population.

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    • 8 January 2014 09:35, by Darkangel
      • 8 January 2014 18:29, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Indeed very interesting !

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    • 8 January 2014 11:40, by Hardlinner

      The traitors want to deprived both nations economically. The good news though is the oil sit on dinka ngok land which make it hard for looter/militias to take control of it. Shameless riek is not tired of rebellion. I’m beginning to question riek qualification. The guy simply lack reasoning. Primitives never change no matter what quality of education u distilled in them.

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  • 8 January 2014 21:20, by Mandakoro

    Keep flowing our beloved liquid, no matter southern blood stop shedding or not..all governments are just interested in oil and its revenues.

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