Home | News    Sunday 11 September 2016

South Sudan to open new oil facility in October

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

September 10, 2016 (WAU) – The South Sudanese Petroleum minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has disclosed that government plans to establish a new oil facility in the country before end of the year.

JPEG - 17.4 kb
South Sudanese soldiers guard an oil refining facility (AFP)

The new oil facility, he said, will be opened in Palouch oilfields of oil-rich Unity state next month.

“The idea to establish a new facility aims to amplify daily production in the country,” said Gatkuoth.

According to the South Sudanese petroleum minister, since conflict erupted in the young nation in December 2013, the world’s youngest nation has only been producing 130,000 barrels of oil per day.

The new facility will be handled by the Dar Petroleum Operating Company which has been managing the production of oil in Palouch of Unity state since the signing of Sudan’s 2005 peace deal, said Gatkouth.

Gatkuoth, however, said although production was halted due to waves of violence, oil workers in the region were safe ahead of plans to restart production in Unity state.

The minister said neighbouring Sudan recently agreed to help South Sudan and its oil companies in repairing damages caused by war in order to allow quick resumption of production at its oil wells.

“For us to operationalize the resumption of oil there, we are actually thinking that by December, things are going to change in Unity state and resumption of oil production will restart in the area,” he said.

South Sudan, one of Africa’s leading oil producers, still lacks an oil refinery of its own, making transportation very costly. Revenues from oil account for 98 percent of South Sudan’s annual budget.

(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.
  • 11 September 2016 13:09, by J P Puok

    eh eh eh Palouch oil fields in Unity state? Horible betrayal minister! Geography kindly please or you are from Gajaak of Gambella? yes he was and he still is, but connect the events for us to take you seriously. otherwise you are too fast to convince your new friends,old enemies to be a good boy to JCE ask Hon John Ivo Munto. you are a shame to Nuer Nation!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



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


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Perspectives on Kiir and Machar meeting 2018-06-20 22:48:12 By Santino Ayual Bol IGAD which has been facilitating and mediating the slow-heel Agreement to Resolve the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan shortly abbreviated as ARCISS has unilaterally (...)

SLM’s al-Nur’s response to Troika countries about violence in Darfur 2018-06-20 22:02:28 Response by the Sudan Liberation Movement to statement by the United States, United Kingdom & Kingdom Of Norway on cessation of violence in Darfur By Abdul Wahid al-Nur Dear President (...)

Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020 2018-06-18 02:08:16 Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.