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S. Sudan to boost oil exploration after new oil discovery: official

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August 22, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan is seeking a boost in oil exploration after it discovered new oil well in the northern parts of the country, the Petroleum minister, Awow Daniel Chuang said.

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A pipeline that transports crude oil from the south to Port Sudan (Reuters)

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba on Thursday, Chuang said the discovery of the new oil well in Adar oilfields proves the young nation still possess huge amounts of unexploited resources.

"We want to go to the next level of exploration because we have not been fully engaged in exploration in the last few years probably because of instability," Chuang said.

"With peace coming now, we will be able to move forward and do more exploration."

Estimated to be worth 5.3 million barrels, the new oil well was discovered by Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DOPC), a consortium of firms such as China National Petroleum Corporation, Malaysia’s Petronas, Nilepet, Sinopec and India’s Tri-Ocean Energy.

South Sudan, where oil revenues make up nearly 98 percent of the budget, has been reeling an under economic crisis due to civil war.

South Sudan became the world’s youngest country after it split from Sudan in 2011. It has one of the largest reserves of crude in sub-Saharan Africa, only a third of which have been explored.

But production plummeted when civil war broke out two years after independence. A September peace deal is largely holding, but a plan to form a unity government in May was pushed to November.

Chuang, however, said government would continue its oil search in other parts of the country to increase the country’s production levels.

"This is the beginning of an era in our oil exploration activities because the geology of South Sudan has a lot of oil," he stressed,

"Any addition, whether it is big or small, we will have a slight improvement in our oil production," further added the minister.

South Sudan, officials say, presently produces 135,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

(ST)

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  • 23 August 09:40, by Pakuai

    Instead of working for food production, ’oil oil oil money’ is what every loser is salivating to be in his/her pocket in our country. gods help our country. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps here in our IGAD and the AU have ’study our country and our people’>>>

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    • 23 August 09:50, by Pakuai

      to the core, our people have turned out to be bunch of fools who worship ’English people, White Americans, evil juus (so-called israelis), our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Bantuses, their UN or their NGOs’. When we tell our fools that ’white people don’t give a damn about the Dinkas/Jiengs, Nuers or Barias, they are just after our country’s resources>>>>

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      • 23 August 09:57, by Pakuai

        lands, our Nile waters and of course to use our fools as their Geo-political chess game of football as they did with DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), some Middle Eastern countries, Asian countries, Cuba, South American countries, Caribbean countries and Eastern European countries during their so-called COLD WAR>>>

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        • 23 August 10:07, by Pakuai

          The evil juus (so-called israelis) even think that their evil ’empire would span’ from *Tigris rivers, Euphrates rivers and up to Nilotic Valleys and plains* And that their ’juus (so-called israel) empire would be financed by ’the rich gulf Arab states, their evil juus (so-called israelis), rich Europeans, Americans, Indians and even some rich African here in our own African and others>>>

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          • 23 August 10:18, by Pakuai

            Of course this ’evil juus (so-called israeli empire)’ isn’t going to emerge in *Jerusalem* and span to ’Tigris rivers, Euphrates rivers and our Nilotic ’Valleys and plains’. We are going to bomb the evils ’to near oblivion’ should the evils try even try, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>

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            • 23 August 10:29, by Pakuai

              Our South Sudanese idiots,
              Mr. Salva Kiir took almost his entire cabinet ministers right after our country’s independence in 2011, Washington. To go and ’asked the US investors to come and South Sudan invest in South Sudan, then that the war was over’. The US investors told Mr. Salva Kiir and Cabinet ministers that "there was no infrastructures in South Sudan to come and invest in them">>>

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              • 23 August 10:38, by Pakuai

                Mr. Salva Kiir then came and "went to the evil juus (so-called israel), went and bragged, how did you make it and promised that South Sudan embassy would be established in ’JERUSALEM’?!!. The evil juus (so-called israelis) who ’told him and his cabinet ministers’ that their were no ’infrastructures in South Sudan to come and invest in them’ were same ’evils in the Washington’>>>

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                • 23 August 10:47, by Pakuai

                  We have been asking these fools to let us ’round up’ any ’evil White Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopia), UNIMISS, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese & some of their Bantuses, kill them and throw them into the Nile and be done with the evils>>>

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                  • 23 August 10:56, by Pakuai

                    these vermins are ’real enemies’. These vermins even consider themselves ’equal with the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs’ of the Sudan. They even consider our country people and our people to be ’on par with the indigenous of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia or Caribbeans countries or other countries’.>>>

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                    • 23 August 11:11, by Pakuai

                      really? Why did Mr. Salva Kiir allowed Mr. Riek Machar to get out of Juba in 2016? Mr. Salva Kiir and his advisors thought their ’Riek Machar magic’ was destroyed at ’J1’. But Mr. Riek Machar was a devil infested island of England citizen, he went and study at university of Bradford, England. "Does any South Sudanese ever read "Mr. Riek Machar dissertations/thesis of his PhD from the University>>>

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                      • 23 August 11:18, by Pakuai

                        of Bradford". The certificates from the university Bradford, in the devil infested island of England are not ’recognized in South Sudan’. Fellows, we are here.

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  • 24 August 23:18, by Not your taste

    Your just an idiot who has no clue of what is going on in South Sudan. Do you think by being a Dinka, ensures you sorry ass, a free ride in South Sudan. Go back to your Luak, and ask if you belong to the elites. So embarrasing to the Dinkas. What a joke who even doesn’t know how to engage or write an argument. Sorry ass.

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