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Sudan receives $24 million from South Sudan in oil transit fees


Sudanese oil engineers work on a main oil pipeline in Heglig oilfield, May 2, 2012. (Reuters photo)
January 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Azhari Abdel-Gadir said his country has received $24 million in fees from the export of about 1,200,000 barrels of South Sudan oil.

Sudan which also pumps the South Sudanese oil production until the Red Sea for exportation to the international market receives between $9 to 11 per barrel of oil.

The South Sudanese oil is currently sold for $61 per barrel.

On Monday, South Sudan Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth accompanied by Abdel-Gadir has attended the launch ceremony of production of the Unity oil fields by pumping 15,000 barrels a day.

The Sudanese minister said the resumption of oil production is considered an immediate result of the peace agreement, pointing out that production at Thar Jas and Fulluj oilfields would resume soon.

He added the cooperation between the two countries in the oil sector is based upon the eternal social and humanitarian relations, saying oil revenues contribute to achieving stability in both nations.

For his part, Gatkuoth said the rehabilitation of Thar Jas oilfield has started, expecting a resumption of production in May.

He called to maintain the positive spirit of cooperation that led to the resumption of South Sudan oil production and exportation through Sudan.

Last July, Khartoum and Juba agreed to repair the damaged oil wells and to resume oil production in several oil fields stopped since several years due to the nearly-five-year armed conflict in the country.

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.

In return, the transit and processing fees South Sudan pays to Sudan to transport its crude oil constitute an important revenue stream for Sudan.

South Sudan became the world’s newest nation after declaring independence from Sudan in 2011.

However, in 2013 the country was plunged into civil war killing tens of thousands of people and displacing millions.


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  • 23 January 01:22, by Kenyang ll

    $24 million is roughly more than third of this sale. Combine that with other charges ($3 billion South Sudan is still unreasonably paying for taking South Sudan oil, maintenance fees, etc,) should find conmen in Khartoum are essentially taking half of every single barrel, leaving South Sudan to split the rest with investors. We’re not independence till our pipeline is switched to Kenya.

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    • 23 January 04:54, by Khent

      ’South Sudan’ is not a real Country and thoroughly deserves to be fleeced by external actors to the same extent that it’s fleeced by internal criminals. South Sudan’s airspace is still controlled by Khartoum, so people really should stop pretending that a non-Nation can have Sovereignty.

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      • 23 January 07:35, by Eastern


        I couldn’t agree more. Kiir’s ’leadership’ is a liability to South Sudan and the South Sudanese aspirations...

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        • 23 January 11:42, by South South


          You are not welcomed to share anything about South Sudan. You can talk about Karo, NAS and Thomas Cirillo. Khent is a good citizen. You can talk about monkeys and rats.

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          • 23 January 12:03, by Khent

            South South

            What is there to ’share’ when there is *nothing* in this miserable, God-forsaken, joke of a ’Country’? And if there was actually anything to ’share’ other than death, rape, hunger, thirst, displacement, misery and shame... who has the right to determine what others can ’share’ in? I’m not a "good citizen", because my ’Country’ does not exist beyond its name.

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            • 23 January 12:10, by South South


              I am not sure if you still remember how CPA was signed. SPLM was pushed and forced by USA, British, Norway and UN to sign oil deal with Sudan the way it’s today as a part of CPA. The important thing for South Sudan at that time was to win CPA. When those traitors like Eastern supports an idea about South Sudan, one has to think twice. They want to destroy South Sudan

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              • 23 January 12:58, by Khent

                South South

                So you’re saying that the United States forced Juba to steal billions of dollars since the Interim Period and forced those greedy, dumb and blind animals to shelve alternative pipeline plans? That’s nonsense! The United States (through lobbying by the Black Caucus) merely forced an Agreement..

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                • 23 January 13:07, by Khent

                  ..on both Khartoum and Juba. No external actor can be used as a scape-goat for the inexhaustible list of crimes and failures of Juba’s chimp-in-suits ’leaders’. Nobody can ride you, unless your back is bent. Stop making excuses. Nobody is out to "destroy" what is already dead.

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                  • 23 January 13:26, by Khent

                    The Agreement I’m referring to is the CPA, so I’m certainly not co-signing on any absurd idea that anyone forced Juba to sign a tremendously stupid agreement as the transit-fee agreement that Juba inked with Khartoum.

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            • 23 January 12:16, by Games

              Salva Kiir perhaps could be the superidiot in the country, but we shouldn’t put all those ongoing messes in the country on him alone. Dr. Machar and Taban Deng plus JCE are also created some of those problems

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              • 23 January 13:21, by Khent


                Well, you certainly won’t be hearing me defend any of them, because it’s clear that they’re all to blame, but the buck stops at the top. Like in most African ’Countries’, the mis-leaders in Juba are nothing but power-hungry, blood-thirsty, kleptomaniacal psychopaths without any concern for the people.

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        • 23 January 12:32, by Khent


          More than a "liability", the man has actually succeeded in destroying what is now undeniably a surrogate of both Khartoum and Kampala. Salva Kiir is just an ignorant, dull, short-sighted, passive and obedient puppet. ’South Sudan’ came into existence without a cent in debt in 2011, but it now has crippling debt that will deliver it unto slavery forevermore.

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          • 23 January 13:30, by Eastern


            Absolutely. What emboldens Kiir is the numerous hangers-on represented on this forum by South South with his puerile reasoning. These fellows don’t stop at supporting Kiir to continue mismanaging the country but they the UNKNOWN GUNMEN to kill those deemed critical of the regime.

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  • 23 January 11:55, by Games

    South South
    Who do you think you are? You are nobody and have absolutely no single right to tell anyone not to participate on this furoms

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    • 23 January 12:13, by South South


      Don’t be one of the stupidest person in Nuer community. I have no damn care about this forum. You can say and pour out any shit you want to get out.Those who wants to destroy South Sudan like Eastern are not welcomed to contribute in anything links to South Sudan, you get it simple minded man.

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      • 23 January 13:36, by Eastern

        South South,

        I would worry if you were using your brain to reason but since you are venting through the anus, I really don’t care. You run away from Khent when he asked you a few candid questions. When you want debate engage as such, if you want insults, I equally have an arsenal of the same!

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        • 23 January 14:13, by South South


          Find fake Arabs who were sleeping with you in Juba.

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  • 23 January 22:29, by Mach

    You guys here fighting over nothing and the fact that you’re being told by the north it’s only 15,000 barrels being pumped per day and S Sudan minister celebrating it to be the fact is just crazy. Have you ever heard that Sudan produces 250,000 to 500,000 barrels per day? Now you can connect the dots.

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  • 23 January 22:50, by Mach

    South Sudanese need to know by themselves how much oil is coming out underground instead of someone else telling them. How smart would you be; if someone else must tell you how much money you have in your own pocket instead of you knowing how much you have in your own pocket and fact that you’re not blind?

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