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South Sudan resumes oil production from Unity oil fields


January 8, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s damaged oil wells in the Unity region have partially resumed the direly-needed production announced Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on Tuesday.

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Oil mining employees walk near the first well to restart production in the Thar Jath field in Unity state on 6 April 2013 (HANNAH MCNEISH/AFP/Getty Images)

Last November Sudanese Oil Minister Azhary Abdel-Gadir announced the delay of oil production in Thar Jath block 5A until May 2019 instead of the end of December.

Sudanese oil workers who started the reparation works found that the rate of acid in oil wells that stopped production five years ago was very high. So, before to resume production they need to reduce this acid which will induce severe corrosion on the entire installations including the pipeline.

Speaking to reporters in Juba, the minister said he gave the green light for the first phase resumption of oil production on 31 December in five of 16 oil wells.

"The initial target of the oil production at Phase One will be 20,000 bpd (barrels per day)," the minister said.

He further pointed that his Sudanese counterpart, Abdel-Gadir will join him to launch the resumption of oil production in the area on 21 January.

Last November Gatkuoth said Thar Jath fields produce only 5,000 barrels per day due to the high rate of acid in the oil.

The Thar Jath oilfield, which has stopped its production after the eruption of the civil war in December 2013, is expected to pump over 45,000 barrels per day.

South Sudan prior to the outbreak of conflict in December 2013, produced some 350,000 bpd before it declined to less than 160,000 bpd due to the devastation caused by conflict on the oil fields.


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  • 9 January 13:12, by South South

    This is great for our country. Let jubaone and Eastern lick their own wounds.

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    • 9 January 13:19, by Eastern

      South South,

      You have every reason to jubilate - FREE FOOD...!

      I word hard and earn a good salary by South Sudanese standards. I earn in USD so why should I even bother if the regime in Juba ever existed. I am doing very well. It’s you who should now have some break from licking your festering wounds!

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      • 9 January 14:15, by South South


        I like it, stay in with your USD and shut up.Leave our country alone. You are not one of us. Kiir is going to do anything he wants to do to help people of South Sudan. I am laughing.

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        • 9 January 14:57, by jubaone

          South South
          Who cares anyway? Drink, wash yourself or urinate into your oil, we Equatorians are not bothered. Use the oil proceeds to develop yourselves and stop being a worthless human burden to us. The oil is useless to you jienges like gold to a monkey 🐵. You have it, but can’t benefit from it. Lazy fools.

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          • 9 January 16:41, by South South


            Yes, part of money from oil will be used to develop South Sudan, other part will be used to buy tanks and fighting jets to keep our traitors out from our country, smart idea, right? Enjoy your USD in US, then shut up.

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            • 9 January 20:58, by jubaone

              South South
              How brazen a jienge can be! Develop SS? Development is only in Equatoria, the rest are cattle grazing fields. No jienges are known to fly fighter jets for fear of high altitude. Most are poor in aeronautics and dull in mathematics and can only bring in mercenaries like UPDF. Jienges are simply foot soldiers who receive orders and commanded like cows.

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    • 9 January 14:51, by jubaone

      Now the Darfurian cum jienge is jubilant cuz there’s going to be free food and money to feed the financially broke families in Uganda or Kenya. Instead of developing their junk states, these tailless chimps and slaves want to live kingly lives. Ask them about their homes, all will answer Juba cuz they’re lazy and foolish and need to be nursed.

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      • 9 January 15:06, by Eastern


        I really don’t care what this thing called South South is up to. All that I care about is when dinka try to lord it over others. I have low opinions on people expressing their village excitement on this forum. What will oil production in the Unity Oil field do to the common South Sudanese in the PoCs, refugee camps or even here in Juba.

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        • 10 January 06:06, by Kush Natives

          It bothered you, otherwise, shut up and sleep or eat 🐀 as usual.

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          • 10 January 23:53, by jubaone

            Bush Native Nigga
            Go home and use the oil money to drill boreholes for clean drinking water instead of drinking and bathing with cow urine. Wasaka aryan jienge. Oil to jienges is like gold to monkeys. Just know how to eat, sleep, shit and producing children like bush pigs who have no intellectual value. Just idiots.

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            • 11 January 10:36, by Kush Natives

              That’s what called a pride, Dinka have a rich culture overall, although some losers like don’t feel comfortable with it, it’s up-to you. Matter of 20 years from now, 90% of nyamnyam bullshit will jieeng, if such behavior continue.... Mr. 🐵 you’re welcome to visit home town.

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              • 11 January 13:58, by jubaone

                Bush Native Nigga
                We don’t care about aryan jienges as long as they kill, maim or marry their own sort, after all children born with jienges are simply foolish and numbskulls. Keep to yourselves dirty jienges and we have no problems. Otherwise you are simply a worthless human burden to us. We must always think for you, waskanin.

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              • 11 January 14:20, by jubaone

                Bush Natives Nigga
                However long chimps stay and live with human beings, they won’t learn how to be civilised. However long a jienge tailless chimp lives among Equatorians, he is the same jienge. Nothing will ever change cuz God made him so. Leave them alone, avoid and chase them away

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                • 12 January 05:13, by above king of arabs/muslims

                  jubaone, first n foremost i’m critic of all black people in the world. we got to keep our act together than falling into hole of tribal stupidity. black people need to unite, innovate, work hard and breed sustainably. stop these nonsense of abusing one another u r equally the same. cultural mindset need to cease and be replaced by advanced reasoning. people are talking---

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                  • 12 January 23:57, by Equatoria Koko

                    above king of arabs/muslims,

                    "people need to quit tribal mentality". Nice words but unfortunately you are a tribalist. You should have condemned the JCE and its partnership with Kiir’s regime. How can one tribe be allowed to interfere in national politics while others are forbidden? You should have also pointed out the on-going land grabbing and the killing of civilians by the Jieng militias.

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                    • 13 January 00:12, by Equatoria Koko

                      "the rotten politicians can be peacefully phase out through advancement, not through wars". Whom do you think you can fool here? if not for people like you who support Kiir blindly out of tribalism or being a beneficiary or both, Kiir would have been thrown to the dustbin of history a long time ago. It’s people like you who unknowingly and out of greed - are contributing to the demise of S.S

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                • 12 January 05:22, by above king of arabs/muslims

                  continue. people around the world are talking about visiting star systems while you guys shamelessly still held to stupid backward mentality. people in south Sudan need to quit tribal mentality and focus on building advanced society. the rotten politicians can be peacefully phase out through advancement not through wars. focus more on innovation and forget politic, tribal sentiment and abuses.

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              • 11 January 18:46, by jubaone

                Bush Native Nigga
                Do you have a home at all? I hear you sleep together with cows and surely cows don’t sleep on mattresses or use bed covers and certainly not jienges. I wonder what you really want. We can feed you like zoo animals and so you wont bother us ya MTN.

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      • 12 January 05:01, by above king of arabs/muslims

        you guys will never change at all. who equatorian or Jienge. life treat you as individual. won’t it be reasonable if you guys can keep abusive language to yourself instead of involving communities?. true shall be say majority of black people keep wasting their on nonsense issues. people should be respected for what they do not who they are.

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        • 12 January 18:39, by jubaone

          Above Kings ...
          So you want me to be apologetic and simply contend with the status quo as an Equatorian? You seem to want to exonerate and suggest jienges are victims and not villains? The jienges are occupiers, aggressors and killers who want to take over Equatoria. We have every right to get them out without any preconditions. They have NO business in Equatoria.

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