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S. Sudan generated $3.5 billion from oil over a year: ministry


June 2, 2014 (JUBA) – A total of $3.5 billion was realised by South Sudan from its crude oil sales between June 2013 and May this year, the country’s petroleum and mining ministry announced.

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South Sudan’s finance minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, speaks in Juba, 23 July 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

A statement signed by petroleum minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, said only half of the revenues generated reached the new nation’s coffers after payments of load and proceeds to the Sudanese government, as pipeline charges, were made.

“The net amount realized by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan after payments or settlement of loan is $ 1,887 million (only one billion eight hundred eighty seven million US Dollars),” partly reads the statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

"Proceeds to Sudan amounts to US $857 million and loan settlements took $788 million" it adds.


South Sudan’s government admitted on Sunday that ongoing conflict has affected the country’s oil production, which now stands at just 165,000 barrels per day.

Petroleum minister Dau, told Sudan Tribune that the country had continued to receive revenues from the oil produced in Upper Nile state, where production rate is reportedly on the decline since no additional explorations takes place in the area.

“The oil production is continuing in Upper Nile. The current output is not bad, but there is a drop. At the moment the level of output stands at 165,000 barrel per day from 245,000 barrels per day before the current crisis erupted last year", said Dau.

"This [oil] is produced in Paloch", he further added.

The minister, however, commended government troops for providing protection and defense to the country’s only remaining oil wells, despite several attempts by rebels to control it.

“There is no problem around production area at the moment. There is enough production by the SPLA [Sudan People’s Liberation Army] forces to the oil workers. They are secured”, said minister Dau.

"The army in the area are doing [a] commendable job in defend of the country, its constitution and the resources of the people”, he stressed.

Prior to South Sudan’s July 2011 secession from Khartoum, oil production generated millions of dollars and accounted for at least 98 percent of the young nation’s budget.

Till now, however, South Sudan’s oil is exported through Sudanese pipelines and this generates revenues, which are economically significant for the Khartoum government.


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  • 3 June 2014 06:50, by Akook

    Country suffering under Salva Kiir, Telar and Malong Awan’s secret loan repayments. Loans only meant to plan killing ourselves. Staggering $788 million gone per year. This 788 million is enough to feed our starving population for over 5 years. People are jostling but it seems this reckless group deserve our united front to dethrone them immediately! The sooner the better for the country

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    • 3 June 2014 08:07, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      This money, is what Riek Machar and Dau Aturjong who is in exile for over a years, and recently joint rebellion, is anxious and i believe they will be defeated thought they are being supporting by international body.

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  • 3 June 2014 08:09, by Jalaby

    Well, knowing southerners mentality and their inability incapability of creating a real state that can survive, we knew from day one that the south oil production will stop soon as soon as they get separated from north and we hand over all the oil facilities to them, it will stop either way, so if we refuse to hand the oil facilities to them then will fight us and if

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    • 3 June 2014 08:16, by Jalaby

      we hand them over the oil facilities then they will fight against each other and that’s exactly the current scenario now! so the output is the same either way: Oil production will eventually stop!
      We already made our plan B, we invited more oil companies for exploration and we are able to increase our oil production and added new fields,

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      • 3 June 2014 08:24, by Jalaby

        so since the separation until now, north oil production on arise while south oil production on decline!
        The north gave them a country with full of oil wells and could make a budget surplus but see how they messed up the whole situation in the south now and it’s just a matter of time till their oil wells will completely dry out!

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        • 3 June 2014 08:34, by Jalaby

          You guys should say thank you to Arab/Jalaba because the merit goes to them in exploring/discovering/exporting the south oil,they’re behind the food that you’re eating now from the money of oil production, would you think if the oil exploration was left for you, could you produce it? of course not!
          Do you remember what I said before to you? having the fact that all my

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          • 3 June 2014 08:42, by Jalaby

            predictions to you turned out to be very true, I’ll repeat this to you again and please mark my words:
            The south will come back to north again full of blood, wounded ,hungry, sick, and with no oil, they will knock the north door begging them for unity again (not necessarily the same type of old unity, they might call it confederation) .. please mark my words!!

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            • 3 June 2014 14:06, by Rommel

              Just when I thought that you couldn’t possibly be any more stupid, you duly prove me wrong. I am disappointed, child. When will you get it through your thick skull that Sudan is regarded as a pariah State!? A pariah State in which genocidal religious zelots have murdered a quarter to half a million people!?

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              • 3 June 2014 14:18, by Rommel

                .. A pariah State that is recognized as a State sponsor of terror. You seem to enjoy living in a world entirely removed from reality. A country in which a government deploys militias to murder a quarter to half a million people is generally not considered a real State.

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                • 3 June 2014 14:23, by Rommel

                  Sudan is the very same country in which a British English teacher was imprisoned for the incredibly innocuous ’offense’ of allowing her primary school pupils to give the name Mohammed to a teddy-bear. She faced lashes for this! Before she was released, religious nut-jobs in Sudan were demanding that she be stoned to death!

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                  • 3 June 2014 14:27, by Rommel

                    South Sudan is undoubtedly a failed State, and you’ve rightly concluded as such, but does this in turn mean that your country is somehow the opposite of this!? That at least a quarter of a million people didn’t die in Darfur!? That your ’government’ isn’t recognized as a State sponsor of terror? That you are also not considered a failed State by other Nations, institutions and intellectuals!?

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                    • 3 June 2014 14:28, by Rommel

                      You need to ask yourself why it is you’ve had a rebellion of some sort in virtually every corner of your Nation —- in all the non-Arab peripheries; and why the rebellions always bemoan the hegemony, marginalization and persecution of a dictatorial and genocidal Arab elite. If South Sudan doesn’t meet the criteria to be considered a country, then neither does Sudan.

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                      • 3 June 2014 14:34, by Rommel

                        Your country recently sentenced a pregnant young woman to death for apostasy! Oh yeah, you’re a real country. The more you post, the more you convince the rest of us that you are probably *on something*.

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                        • 3 June 2014 14:41, by Rommel

                          Your country has been talking about increasing oil production in North Sudan since 2011, without success. In fact, your oil production has decreased by 10-20,000 bpd. You don’t have to take my word for it, here’s a source: https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/sudans-oil-output-falls-10-20000-bpd I’m sorry if I blew your incredibly inflated, mentally-challenged, delusional bubble.

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                          • 3 June 2014 14:47, by Rommel

                            South Sudan is never going to re-join Sudan. Disabuse yourself of this incredibly untenable delusion. We are implacable enemies, and will remain enemies for so long as you occupy our lands. We rebelled against you long before oil was discovered by the Americans in South Sudan.

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                            • 4 June 2014 06:18, by Darkangel

                              Bla Bla Bla ... same nonsense !! State Sponsor of terrorism ! I think we all know what that is about, no need me to go into details but everyone can read the statement on the US Sec Of State Website and terrorism has nothing to do with it. Nice source - radio debanga/tamazuj ! loool Can see where you get your info from.

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                              • 4 June 2014 06:24, by Darkangel

                                Your superficial knowledge of complex Sudanese history is troubling & embarrassing. But more is your racist, one sided, biased, prejudiced and subjective views that are intolerable !
                                I think Jalaby is clear ! Much of what is happening in South Sudan today is what the Northerners knew would happen. Proven with flying colors !

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                            • 4 June 2014 06:30, by Darkangel

                              Btw !! whether its a teddy bear of apostasy, this is a sovereign, internal, cultural and religious prerogative that neither you nor anyone one else has a bloody damn right to interfere. But since you worship the west & its values, stay there and keep it there. The US & west have an irritating habit of sticking their noses in things thats non of their business, but thats the fate of a dying empire

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  • 3 June 2014 10:42, by Gunkills

    @Jalaby, these are your wishes, but I want to tell you this keep predicting prophet of evil.

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    • 3 June 2014 11:26, by Jalaby

      I am really happy that Junobean got separated from north because they were causing severe migration headache to Sudan since 1955,their tribal conflict during the eighties made Addis Ababa agreement to fail and the north paid the high price,they said "we tried every solution but didn’t work and let us try the separation"!
      Well,you got it now and you peed on your cloths

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      • 3 June 2014 11:51, by Jalaby

        Ironically, Junobean are heading to north again although before they were complaining of being treated as 2nd class citizens but this time they will "officially" be treated as refugees and have no right to complain..really bad for you guys!
        The leaked information from Nairobi says that Machar will open an office there and that means big blow to Juba from their friend

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        • 3 June 2014 11:57, by Jalaby

          old friend Kenya and that is a clear indication that the crisis in south Sudan will continue for long and no near solution yet!
          Machar visit to Khartoum is rescheduled and supposed to be after two weeks, Machar’s delegation team already arrived Khartoum and some of his team went directly to their old homes in Khartoum and opened them and stayed there!!

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          • 3 June 2014 14:49, by Rommel

            You seem to want to forget that Nimeiry imposed Sharia, ignored the agreed upon quantitative one-to-one military ratio, cancelled the agreed upon Referendums on Abyei and Chali, and attempted to redraw the border by annexing fertile and mineral rich Southern territories to the North. You were responsible for the resumption of the war.

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            • 3 June 2014 14:51, by Rommel

              Historians have written quite extensively on the fact that Khartoum was responsible for the resumption of the war. There’s not a single credible historian that claims that Southerners were responsible for the resumption of the war...

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              • 3 June 2014 14:54, by Rommel

                ..If you disagree, please name the contemporary historian that asserts that Nimeiri didn’t rescind on his commitments to every one of the terms of the peace agreement — and that it was Southerners who initiated the war for absolutely no reason at all. You are guilty of investing in fantasy over fact, when it strokes your ignorant, nauseating childish bias.

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                • 3 June 2014 14:56, by Rommel

                  You don’t like the truth and prefer to make up reasons for believing in nonsense, so you continuously pretend not to understand a word I say. Please cite the historians that you claim support your position. Step up or step off. It’s a fair challenge - answers accepted, excuses rejected.

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                  • 3 June 2014 14:58, by Rommel

                    There are currently over 200, 000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan... Why didn’t they stay in Sudan!? According to Medecins sans Frontieres, 4, 000 Sudanese were fleeing into South Sudan daily in 2012. Here’s a source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18309691

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                    • 4 June 2014 07:44, by Jalaby

                      You proved yourself nothing but nasty liar and most of Junobean are believing me now and only few idiot Dinka believe you because they’re liars like you!
                      The Northerners refugees in the south you’re talking about (Nuba people) are because of you,SPLA-N is launching a proxy war on behalf of SPLA/M against Khartoum and if you lift your

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                      • 4 June 2014 07:51, by Jalaby

                        hand from supporting them then Sudan will live in peace!
                        You’re the reason behind the gangsters in Sudan but the war in the south is real and due to real justifications and we have no hand on it!
                        What land are you talking about that Sudan is still occupying?
                        Go and play out of here, Abyei is north since 1905 and we only have guns for Abyei negotiation!!

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  • 3 June 2014 22:48, by Kim Deng

    Over 20 members of Dinka Kingdom inclduing Dr. Nazaris have joined Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon’s group.

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