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Foreign firms to pay Sudan $14 per barrel as transit fees for South Sudan oil

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Sudanese oil engineers work on a main oil pipeline in Heglig oilfield, May 2, 2012. (Reuters photo)
September 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s ministry of petroleum Wednesday signed an agreement with three oil companies operating in Sudan and South Sudan providing to pay a transit fee of $ 14 per barrel.

The deal which was signed in Khartoum includes the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Malaysian Petronas.

The fees they will pay is related to the processing and transportation through the government owned-pipe line from Heglig to Port Sudan of their share oil production from blocks 1, 2 and 4 which resumed recently.

The deal was inked by the undersecretary of the petroleum ministry Bakheit Ahmed Adallah and, representatives of the three companies in the presence of the oil state minister Dahiya Awad al-Nil and other officials.

In a statement released after the signing ceremony, Minister of Oil and Gaz Azhary Abdel Gadir said the agreement will be applied with retroactive effect from the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

Azhary further said the oil fields in the Unity region will resume production by the end of the current year adding that Sudanese oil workers continue to repair oil infrastructure facilities for the benefit of both countries.

Blocks 1, 2 and 4 have now become fully operational, producing 45,000 barrels per day.

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  • 21 September 00:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

    What? Are you kidding us? I think $14 per barrel as transit fee is too much. the barrel is $50 right? I might be wrong. Can someone clears this for us please. Thus, we only get $36 per barrel. That’s ripe off.

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    • 21 September 05:56, by Pakuai

      Dinka-Defender-General,
      Don’t you worry chap. Our leaders are so myopic. "This $14 per barrel as transit fee" isn’t feastible in real world. But with the "Case of the South Sudan" this case would be called *exceptional case by our enemies* because South Sudan is considered by our enemies as their test case of resovling problems around the world>>>

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      • 21 September 06:02, by Pakuai

        Mr. Dinka-Defender-General, we are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), gulf Arab states’ financiers, bomb the evils white Americans & occupy Kenya & killed all the evil white English people in *central Kenya, Laikipia & Nanyuki*>>>

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        • 21 September 06:09, by Pakuai

          Mr. Dinka-Defender-General,
          I am the one who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalam and give it to its rightful owners---Arabs of ’Palestinians’. There will be no *mighty US, French, British criminals in Djibouti) beofore we go & Yemen and bomb Saudi Arabia, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs-----the evils will not even rich *Poland & New York*. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

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    • 21 September 12:42, by ThaGoblin

      Well the barrel costs around $60-70 depending on the blend and your right $14pb is way too much but I’m guessing it’s to pay back some loans? Even tho International rates are very cheap I doubt kiirs gov can be fooled over such a matter. They aren’t being transparent to either sudansee or south sudanese and that’s the issue.

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