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South Sudan raises oil output by 6,000 barrels: minister

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August 7, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan has enhanced its oil production by 6,000 barrels, bringing the total oil output to over 180,000 barrels per day, the petroleum minister, Awow Daniel Chuang said on Wednesday.

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Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) guard an oil facility (AFP)

The increase, he said was realized after the country resumed oil production at Block 1&2 in Manga oilfield, which was closed six years ago due to insecurity in the northern parts of the country.

He said Manga oilfields re-opening would boost the country’s efforts to reach the 200,000 barrels per day of oil by the end of this year.

"This is significant in our production and if we are to translate this figure into money, it would be a significant improvement in our revenue," said Chuang.

Oil-rich South Sudan is struggling to increase oil production, months after the signing of the revitalized peace accord in September 2018.

In June, the South Sudanese government announced the suspension of all pre-sale oil contracts in a move aimed at attracting competitors with better prices.

About 90% of South Sudan government’s revenue comes from oil resources, while the rest is collected in the form of customs taxes, market taxes, road taxes, income tax and permits, among others.

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  • 8 August 10:03, by Midit Mitot

    In South Sudan, new Minister, new looting styles, Oil pumping has been raised three times this year in order to boost the Revitalized peace agreement projects an yet no sign of that, no food at the containment areas, no security arrangement yet, civilians are still hunger.

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  • 8 August 10:29, by Pakuai

    Midiit Mitot,
    I thought you fellows should always complaint on and just about everything and also give solutions to how complaints should be met. But as far as l am concerned, you fellows just dumb as your so-called PhDs you blindly follow. Anyway, you Riek Machar supporters have never been the ’smartest kids’ every South Sudanese knows this. By the way Mr. Midiit Mitot>>>

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    • 8 August 10:42, by Pakuai

      You cannot have it both ways chap. It is either peace and prosperity or aimless rebellions and lack of food in the containment sites, and across the the country. Mr. Midiit Mitot, are you not the same chap who always want the war to continue, want your SPLM/A-IO idiots to stay in fancy hotels and bars and want the negotiations to be always done in foreign capitals>>>

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      • 8 August 10:57, by Pakuai

        when you fellows and your so-called PhD doctors don’t know who foot the bills for those useless negotiations in foreign capitals. Mr. Midiit Mitot, if l can honestly ask you personally. How much taxes do you personally pay to South Sudan coffers to be used to pay the containment sites, my guess is, it is nil/zilch chap. Midiit Mitot, most of the people refusing to get out of these filthy so-called UN POCs sites are our ’Nuers ke Nyantoc’>>>

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    • 8 August 10:45, by Midit Mitot

      Pakuai,

      The fact must be told, despite who,s ever you are supporting, South Sudanese community have common goal which peace, we need the reform.

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      • 8 August 11:11, by Pakuai

        Mr. Midiit Mitot,
        I 100% agree with you this one, all what South Sudanese people need is peace nothing less. No doubt about that. But peace among South Sudanese people cannot be imposed and brought through ’devious means’ of always begging for fundings from the creeps like the ’US, the UK or their gulf Arab states financiers’ who will always come and use their shifty financiers as their ’blackmails and leverage’ over our country and our people>>>

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        • 8 August 11:25, by Pakuai

          But this time around Mr. Midiit Mitot, that game of ’intrigue and gamesmanship’ isn’t being entertained some of these days fellows. Most of you ’Nuers ke Nyantoc, Chollos, Ferits and Murles’ have always been the *pawns* our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan used against our country and our people and always paid with ’free food rations, arms, munitions and medicines’>>>

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          • 8 August 11:37, by Pakuai

            But these days, the creeps who would want to be our new masters and would again want to you fools as their ’pawns, blackmails over our country and our people’ are the *US, the UK, their UN, their so-called Israel attack dog, their gulf Arab Arab states financiers and some of their creeps* in between idiots. But you losers are warned. No one wants the evil *white English people, White Americans,>>>

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          • 8 August 11:38, by Pakuai

            But these days, the creeps who would want to be our new masters and would again want to you fools as their ’pawns, blackmails over our country and our people’ are the *US, the UK, their UN, their so-called Israel attack dog, their gulf Arab Arab states financiers and some of their creeps* in between idiots. But you losers are warned. No one wants the evil *white English people, White Americans,>>>

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            • 8 August 11:51, by Pakuai

              your usual cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, the Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantuses, the so-called israel attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between who covet our country and our people to death Mr. Midiit Mitot and bunch of losers chap. You idiots were have been rightly told that believing in your *Ngundeng Buong magic and superstitions* isn’t being entertained>>>>

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            • 8 August 11:52, by Pakuai

              your usual cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, the Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantuses, the so-called israel attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between who covet our country and our people to death Mr. Midiit Mitot and bunch of losers chap. You idiots were have been rightly told that believing in your *Ngundeng Buong magic and superstitions* isn’t being entertained>>>>

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          • 8 August 11:41, by Midit Mitot

            Pakuai,

            Yes, our Motto is peace as citizens of the nation, Pakuai, South Sudan image has been spoiled by Mathaing Anyoor, if Anyoor did not kill all Nuer civilians in Juba, Dr Machar would have rebel alone.

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