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South Sudan to hold its first oil and gas conference


South Sudan Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth speaking at the Petrotech-2016 Exhibition in New Delhi on 6 December 2016 (Petrotech Photo)
July 12, 2017 (KAMPALA) – War-torn South Sudan is due to host the first ever dedicated energy and infrastructure conference in the nation’s history.

Organized by Africa Oil & Power and fully commissioned by the government, the event will take place in the capital, Juba from 11-12 October.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is expected to deliver the keynote address at the conference where industry experts, government officials and private sector leaders will advance discussions on the extraordinary investment opportunities in energy and infrastructure.

“This is a historic event for South Sudan, a country that is demonstrating its commitment to peace and stability and where oil and gas are the bedrock of the economy,” Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power said in a statement.

He said South Sudan, East Africa’s only oil producer, has a profound legacy in oil and gas, stressing that “we are eager to work with our government partners to attract the interest of companies”.

“We are witnessing the emergence of a country with vast potential,” he added.

South Sudan Oil & Power will reportedly assess the security, technology and infrastructure needs for developing all segments of the industry, and how to finance, build and operate new projects.

The program, an official said, will also explore local content, supporting infrastructures such as roads and telecoms, gas monetization and power investment, with a focus on regional integration.

“South Sudan Oil & Power is an outstanding opportunity for our country to showcase its incredible potential in both energy and infrastructure,” said South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth.

“We welcome any and all visitors to discover the wealth of natural resources we have and the accommodating investment environment being created by our people,” he added.

South Sudan’s major petroleum companies, including Nilepet, Dar Petroleum Operating Company, Greater Pioneer Operating Company and Sudd Petroleum Operating Company, as well as locally based private enterprises, will attend the event.


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  • 13 July 2017 08:10, by Lenin Bull

    South Sudanese political elite must be both greedy and stupid. Why only get mad and hysteric about and on pumping the oil and gas out of South Sudan territories to the outside world with no meaningful development going on in South Sudan and no qualitative change in the standard of life for South Sudanese people ? The current oil flowing from Paloch Oil fields to Sudan is only for Sudan government

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    • 13 July 2017 11:16, by deng

      Our government has no work plan for the nation s’ future, some individuals working in the government institutions are not follow the law thinking that they are everything.

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    • 13 July 2017 13:45, by Midit Mitot

      Government of personal interest, Lol Gatkuoth, we had already knows your behavior.

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  • 13 July 2017 08:16, by Lenin Bull

    and the oil companies. These two bodies/partners get the lion shares. South Sudan is being cheated and instead of closing the oil fields down in Paloch the imbeciles in Juba freely giving it to our no 1 enemies in Khartoum. Now more free bonus in the form of gas is going to be added to oil ransome money to Khartoum terrorists. The white substances those morons of politicians in Juba have in their

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  • 13 July 2017 08:21, by Lenin Bull

    heads is not brain but only infantile mucus. Many countries in the world are very cautious when it comes to their strategic natural resources like oil and gas. The amount to be pumped out is controlled, the international market is assessed in as far as prices and buyers are concerned, etc.

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  • 13 July 2017 08:26, by Lenin Bull

    Look now all our beloved people in the villages and countryside are hungry,some are sick with no health services, no education for our children, no housing programs for our citizens, and our so called national leaders are giving our strategic resources like oil and gas which our loving DIVINE PROVIDENCE has lovingly given to us in South Sudan for own good!! but being given to foreigners

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  • 13 July 2017 08:31, by Lenin Bull

    on a free golden plate. JESUS CHRIST SON OF MARY where are you. I’m bursting with anger and tears in my eyes. Fellow country men and women from all corners, regions, states, and tongues/tribes in South Sudan and all over the world we must demonstrate on that damn day to show our collective anger about our oil and gas being issued out free.

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  • 13 July 2017 08:36, by Lenin Bull

    Go to Paloch and see the poor life standard the local Dinka People live in there. No safe drinking water, no health services not even PHCC exist there, no secondary, no college to study oil and gas and environmental studies, no housing programs, etc. Nothing, nothing, and nothing in Paloch.

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    • 13 July 2017 09:22, by Kush Natives

      Lenin Bull,
      You said it all, I wouldn’t add any on this!

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