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South Sudan oil production to resume in September: minister

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 President al-Bashir receives South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on 29 July 2018 (SUNA Photo)
July 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir received a letter from his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir on the expected resumption of oil production next September.

The letter was handed over by South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth who met al-Bashir on Saturday evening.

After the meeting, the minister told reporters that oil production will resume on 2 September with 45,000 barrels per day from El Toor and Toma South fields. After what will restart the production of other oil fields in Munga and Unity.

"So, by the end of the year, production in the blocks 1,2,4 will be at its maximum capacity," he added.

The meeting, which took place at the Guest House, was attended by Salah Gosh the Director of the National Intelligence and Security Services.

On June 27, South Sudanese parties signed the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement, where they committed themselves to a permanent ceasefire and pledged to finalize a deal on the pending issues in the governance chapter of the 2015 peace agreement.

The declaration provides to resume immediately in collaboration with the Sudanese government the rehabilitation of the damaged oil installations in the Unity region, Blocks 1,2, 4 and 5.

On Saturday, South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Azhari Abdel-Gader inspected the rehabilitation work at Toma South oil field.

In press statements following the visit, Abdel-Gader described the completion of the paved road ahead of schedule as “big achievement”, saying he and his South Sudanese counterpart are committed to implementing the agreement on the resumption of oil pumping.

For his part, Gatkuoth said the two sides are committed to resuming oil pumping in early September according to the agreed plan, praising efforts of companies operating in rehabilitating South Sudan oil fields.

He further instructed the companies to finish work at Toma South field as soon as possible and then head to Munga field which is ready for oil pumping.

It is noteworthy that the Khartoum Declaration does not provide for the immediate resumption of oil production because South Sudan’s opposition led by Riek Machar rejected this idea saying this step should intervene after the signing of a comprehensive political settlement.

Khartoum proposed to repair and protect the installations in coordination with the South Sudanese government and to resume the production which will intervene within several weeks when the discussions are concluded.

South Sudan heavily relies on oil income to fund up to 98% of its budget. Also, it relies on the Sudanese pipeline to export its oil production through the Red Sea.

Analysts say the resumption of oil production will also benefit Sudan and Uganda.

Khartoum is in dire needs for hard currency from the exportation of South Sudanese oil through its pipelines and ports at the Red Sea, while Kampala wants to resume goods exportation to the South Sudanese market.

The world newest nation says it is producing around 130,000 barrels of oil a day but plans to double it by the end of the year.

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  • 30 July 02:50, by The Rhino

    What?

    I thought first PEACE then oil pumping! Uff jienges and nyagats are now publicly screwed.I don’t know what is going on here,but Khartoum is really meaning business.Khartoum is proudly saying,welcome back you savage amateurs!

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    • 30 July 06:52, by South South

      The Rhino,
      You stupid Equatoria. What’s the relationship between peace and oil? Some wicked Equatorians can’t think like people.

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      • 30 July 07:39, by South South

        Some Equatorians who are against South Sudan want to see South Sudan collapse. But South Sudan will stay there to be seen forever, whether they like it or not, our country will be there. No one can stop oil from flowing. Now, Nuers are out from equation, they have been used until they get it right. Let’s see who will open his dirty mouth again.

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      • 30 July 07:41, by Jongo

        South South
        Where’s the problem Rhino said peace before money batter is it not logic why you feel a shame when you’r called jenge you should be proud been jenge arian have you ever seen a stupid Equatorian you idiot fool jenge Euatorians are always if not forever are smart,civilized, educated & stable Now I’m asking you to apologize to Rhino & announce your respect to your masters Equatorians

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        • 30 July 07:56, by South South

          Jongo,

          I know one thing about Equatorians, cowards. They can not develop themselves like others, only waiting for ready food to eat and when they fail to get it, they start crying like babies, get away from my way.

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          • 30 July 11:01, by Jongo

            SouthX2
            Where are you staying right now if not in Equatoria those so call humanitarian ORG What they are doing in South Sudan if not because of you hungry jenge why you leave your dirty luaks & immigrate to Juba to batter your poor living condition you have nothing to challenge Stop it now

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            • 30 July 11:13, by South South

              Jongo,

              Eqautorians have nothing to offer, only shit, alcohol, parties, KARAMA, dirt and the likes. Shut up.

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              • 30 July 11:56, by jubaone

                South South
                I’ve no problems as long as you come and hide in Juba as a juronit and jienge squatter. After all, you are a homeless and hopeless migrating jienge. Just a "mbororo".

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              • 30 July 12:02, by jubaone

                South South
                People who have no sense of nationalism and love for their ancestral lands: loitering nomads (jienges), cheating merchants (jellaba) and hungry criminals. All seek food, money and goods for themselves and their animals. Don’t trust a nomad, merchant and criminal. Jienges are worse off cuz they have all threes

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      • 30 July 10:50, by jubaone

        South South
        I didn’t know that tailless jienge chimps like you would even dare call Equatoria "coward, stupid etc" when it was the Equatorians that started the war against the jellaba, when it was the Equatorians that dressed you naked jienges up, when it’s us that have made you human. Watch out savage!

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        • 30 July 10:56, by jubaone

          South South
          SS got over $12b from oil revenues but that has not brought any meaningful development to jiengelands but only to benydits and bandits who have bought houses in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia or sent their kids to school with stolen monies. Worthless creatures and lazy fools incapable of developing themselves and further oil production will mean nothing. Losers

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          • 30 July 11:10, by South South

            jubaone,

            Shut up and listen to me. We left Juba in 1983 and we came back to it in 2005. What did we find in Juba? Juba was all shit. We clean it and develop to the level it’s today. Equatorians are not just stupid, but uncivilized creatures. Today if you look to the sections of Juba where Equatorians live, it is all shit with huts big enough to fit a rat

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            • 30 July 12:09, by jubaone

              South South
              You were chased out of Juba by KOKORA. Now out of bitterness you want to payback. It was about liberation of SS but cuz most jienges: criminals, thugs, fornicators, nationalists, tribal demagogues were thrown out of Juba. Take it; we shall pursue jienge thieves till they quit Equatoria voluntarily. No problem.

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              • 30 July 12:11, by jubaone

                ...it was NOT about liberation of SS...

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      • 30 July 12:27, by The Rhino

        South South,

        You are truly an ungrateful animal to say the least,better watch your mouth ya MTN kelip.This time we’ll make sure that you human wastes are methodically hunted and dealt with.We’ll give you hell until you quit Equatoria.This is the only language you jienges understand!

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    • 30 July 08:31, by Games

      The Rhino
      This is a piece of advice. Please stop generalising the entirely community of Nuer for the individually who decided to eats their vomiting. Taban Deng Gai and his groups joined JCE but didn’t stop the war. If Machar and his groups decided too to JCE or ICC groups, it wouldn’t stop war either.

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      • 30 July 12:35, by The Rhino

        Games,

        Nobody is talking about entire Nuer community here,I’m referring to nyagats the sellouts and food lovers only!

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    • 30 July 13:21, by Nairobimitot

      Rhino
      What is wrong with your thinking? Oil is the only source of income in South Sudan for both the government and the civilians. If your mother, father, and siblings are not hungry, others are. And if you do not like to eat, then, do not continue to go to the bathroom without anything in your stomach.

      Oil pumping will increase the Peace in our country because the money will be used to build hospitals and roads if the rebels are not going to be shooting at the people who are going to make roads and hospitals across the country. Do not oppose peace and development.

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      • 30 July 14:02, by jubaone

        Nairobimitot
        Jienge squandered close to $20b most from oil revenues. Did this change the lives of most ordinary jienges in your aareas? Equatoria has not benefited from the oil and we make no illusions. Our hardworking and intelligent people are more worth than oil

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  • 30 July 08:35, by Games

    > you guys Equatorians have individually selfishness like us that are worshipping JCE/ICC groups three times a day, but we never generalising the whole community because it’s individually choices.

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    • 30 July 09:05, by South South

      Games,

      Big fight!!!! Equatorians are not happy from Nuer because they want Nuer to continue fighting while they are sitting in refugee camps in Uganda or in DIASPORA. This is the only reason they continue to attack Nuers for no reason. Anyway, peace is coming for all tribes of South Sudan.

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      • 30 July 11:02, by jubaone

        South South
        Equatorians have been fighting all along and don’t need Nuers at all. Fighting and neither a jienge nor Nuer monopoly and IO Nuers embedded with Equatorians know that. Ask your nyors, how many are left now beggars in Juba streets? Equatoria doesn’t need jienges, nyagats nor Nuers, we can do it alone.

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        • 30 July 11:16, by South South

          jubaone,
          Lair!!!!! liberate yourself from monkeys and rats first, then when you are back to humanity, come and talk me about anything, but for now, you are nothing to me, case is closed.

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          • 30 July 11:53, by jubaone

            South South
            Aryan jienge kudwal kudwal. Yes, we have to liberate ourselves from tailless jienge monkeys who have flocked our towns and villages like uncontrollable weeds and flies. As long jienges don’t move any longer like vagabonds and unmanned street digs, I’ve no problem. Our boys/girls are doing a great job. Move out of Juba and you are a dead MTN. Case closed.

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        • 30 July 13:25, by Nairobimitot

          Jubaone,
          When the Nuer and Dinka agree to make peace and this peace between Nuer and Dinka is successful, we will move the Capital from Juba to too deep inside South Sudan.

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          • 30 July 13:57, by jubaone

            Nairobimitot
            Please! Don’t even wait for peace, move it now.

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            • 30 July 14:00, by South South

              jubaone,

              SPLA and many Dinkas are going to stay in Juba forever even when the capital is moved.Prepare yourself for facts.

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      • 30 July 11:10, by jubaone

        South South
        Even with Taban as FVP and Ezekiel Lol as oil minister, Nuers will still hide in the Juba PoCs. Go tell Ezekiel to convince hus fellow Nuers to get out and return to their luaks. After all, their luaks will be flowing with oil abundantly. Tell him, our Bari lands are for hardworking Equatorians. Jienges criminals could as well go home.

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        • 30 July 11:20, by South South

          jubaone,

          Talking about Bari. These are the people we found shiting on the street of Juba when when we came to Juba in 2005. Until today, they are messing up Juba. Juba is clean today because of Dinka. It was left to you alone for more than 23 years, but when we came back, we were met with shit on the street.

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          • 30 July 13:18, by Jongo

            SouthX2
            Now your talking truth but jenge are the one cleaning our streets crying our shit& house servants Not dinka it’s good to work for us we the Equatorians your Masters Please continue cleaning Juba until we decide to send back to your dirty LUAKS see how wise & cleaver we are You jenge it’s clear that we hate so much because of your behavior & this’l lead Equatoria to break away KOKORA

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            • 30 July 14:03, by South South

              Jongo,

              All cleaners in Juba are Eqautorians. Street cleaners, hotel cleaners, office cleaners, restaurant dish washers and everything to do with wicked people is Eqautarian jobs, big time.

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              • 31 July 08:07, by Kenyang ll

                South South,
                You’re good man, these are too low. We should leave such self-degrading attacks to Jubaone and Eastern. Our desperation/poverty, homelessness -children, women, men is direct result of too long colonization by Ottoman empire (Turkey), England (Egypt), Arab wannabe (N.Sudan) and directly at hand of world most coward, illiterate & stupid President Salva Kiir.

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                • 31 July 09:42, by Kenyang ll

                  All proud South Sudanese must and should want to make sure (at least) last thieves -Salva Kiir Mayardit and power-thief Riek Machar are held responsible (hanged till they die) for selfish war which killed thousands, wounded and suffered millions innocent South Sudanese. Dinka are being exploited. Nuer are victims. Equatorians and other minorities are innocent.

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  • 30 July 17:53, by Paul

    South Sudan is not a Dinka. He is a foreign agent working hard night and day to create division between Equatorians and Dinka and between Nuer and Dinka. His motives are clear and loud if you can just relax a little and observe his language. Ignore Hime work toward harmony among ourseleves.

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