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Head of Petrodar oil company expelled from South Sudan


February 21, 2012 (JUBA) – The government of South Sudan on Tuesday ordered Liu Yingcai, the head of the Chinese-Malaysian oil consortium Petrodar, to leave the country on the grounds of “non-cooperation”, a Southern official said.

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Employees of the PETRODAR Operating Company, a Chinese-Malaysian oil consortium operating in South Sudan, await the arrival of ranking government officials at the Paloich airport in Melut County, South Sudan on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 (AP)

"The [oil] minister has just expelled the president of Petrodar," said Secretary General of the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM), Pagan Amum, who is also South Sudan’s top negotiator for talks with Sudan over oil payments.

"I think one of the reasons is lack of cooperation by the President of Petrodar [with the government] and we have dismissed him and expelled him and we are asking the partners to appoint a new president," Amum told Reuters during a visit to the Palouge oil field in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.

Petrodar is a consortium comprised mainly of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with a 41 percent stake and Malaysia’s Petronas with 40 percent.

South Sudan seceded from the north officially last July taking with it 75% of the oil reserves that existed under the united country.

Talks between Khartoum and Juba over the terms by which the latter can export its oil using pipelines in the north have faltered despite intense pressure by African Union (AU) mediation team.

The Sudanese government then decided it can no longer wait for an agreement and started late last year to seize part of Juba’s oil pumped through the pipelines as payment in kind. South Sudan responded by shutting down oil production completely.

South Sudan afterwards accused unspecified oil companies of collaborating with Khartoum in “stealing” and marketing the crude it confiscated. It warned that it will sue any party that is proven to have facilitated this process.

But Petrodar denied any involvement and insisted that it complied with instructions coming from Juba.

In a related issue the Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti held talks today with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and handed him a letter from president Omer Hassan al-Bashir on enhancing political ties and cooperation on investments and oil.

Karti also met with Petronas’s CEO and discussed with him obstacles facing the company’s operations particularly in South Sudan and offered Khartoum’s help to ease any difficulties for the Malaysian company.


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  • 22 February 2012 07:51, by George Bol

    Good move! the Chinese still fail to understand that the South Sudan is a separate nation.This is a time where by South Sudan/the SPLM and its army are in full control of the oilfields. The time for bribing militia to guide you has gone. The militia are in SPLM/A hands now. Time for food has gone. Thanks

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  • 22 February 2012 07:54, by omoni jr.

    Bravo ,Pagan Amum,this is RSS ,and can decide to expel any wrongdoers who think they are so importance and they behave like kings.

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  • 22 February 2012 07:56, by Xeno

    Karti Osama, the faggot,

    Go courting for new marriage assurances, but South Sudan will continue to force China and the rest of your husbands into unintended divorce with you. F##c$k you desperate creatures.

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  • 22 February 2012 07:59, by John Juma DC

    Dear Amum you should not expect eating anywhere, why do you want to terminate the president off for petrodar? everyone known your biography, you are just money eaten you should think big on what burned your office last week then terminating the president if you are not bribe.

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    • 22 February 2012 11:24, by morogot batal

      john juma DC.

      remember the liberation of south sudan had been fought by all sudanese because of it comon agenda.pagan amum is the great freedom fighter.$30m peopel talking about will not even compenciat 1% of his participation in the liberation.but yet he manage to rescue thousands lives of southerners.what is the agenda of DC? what do you want from southerners?itis money not lives....sory......

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  • 22 February 2012 08:14, by Madina Tonj

    Supposedly the whole Acompany from both sides expelled so that, they will learn about cooperated with Khartoum regime was a bad Idea. This is become a shameful to those who said, if you steal some thing then, your hand must be cut and now the Khartoum stolen oil. Are Omar al Bashir belief in Shari’’ah law? Can people who runs NCP their hands be cut because they stolen oil without S.Suda knowledge

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  • 22 February 2012 08:23, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Hahaahaaa good news

    That bad attitude stamped in your mind before against South Sudanese by arab north is not working you chinese and malaysian.any non-cooperation with minister of petroluem will expel your president liu yingcai mind the whole petrodar consortium if you are still non-cooperative.any company against Republic of South Sudan sovriegn policy will soon leave us within 24 hours.

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  • 22 February 2012 08:37, by Padiet Deng Alony

    First vice president of petrodar was expelled due to his non-cooperation with minister of petroleum and again the president also show non-cooperation and ignored the instructions of minister of petroluem that let him to leave Republic of South Sudan soon.If still non-cooperation with the ministry, will lead to the whole expulsion of Petrodar consortium.Watchout

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    • 22 February 2012 09:23, by 4Justice

      confucius (Yin Yang) and Allah Akbar conspiring together to steal oil from the children of God.

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  • 22 February 2012 10:57, by Sudan virus

    Job well done!

    Remain the highly suspected leadership of some medias, business, NGO, opposition parties, some elements within the ruling SPLM in the south and etc. which are cooperating with the devil ruling party of Khartoum.

    They will lose their activities in both Sudans should the devil government be overthrown.

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  • 22 February 2012 12:11, by Letigolight

    Bravo Government of the Republic of South Sudan, defend the sovereingty of this country at all costs, we are behind you!
    Seeing the agents of criminal Bashir (Beshit) expelled really contrasts well with the arrival of the Japanese engineers! - and next will be the equipment delivery from Texas for establishment of refinaries to boost our energy sector, Israelis are also coming!!!

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  • 22 February 2012 16:52, by Jamjamez

    I told you guys long ago after the first incident! Expel all these Khartuom Puppets! we don’t care whether they are Chinese, Americans or whoever, South Sudan is ours and no body can disrespect us. We fought for it and shed blood for it. They didn’t so why let them treat us like fools? We are brave people, we can do things on our own. All contracts should be reviewed immediately.

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