Sudan’s military coup not affecting oil flow from South Sudan – minister

South Sudan Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, talking to Al-Jazeera English (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

April 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudan’s military coup and its latest security developments is not affected oil flow from neighboring South Sudan, according to the southern neighbor’s oil minister.

“This morning I have been updated by our technical teams in the oilfields in GPOC and DPOC and in Khartoum and Higleig and the oil is flowing as normal,” Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth, South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister said.

“The technical teams from both sides in South Sudan and Sudan are cooperating very well and nothing is alarming at all,” Gatkuoth added.

The oil minister said in February the country would return to producing more than 350,000 barrels of crude per day by the middle of 2020, up from current levels of just over 140,000 bpd.

On Thursday,  Sudan’s Longest serving  President, Omar al-Bashir, was overthrown following weeks of mass protests.

The new head of Sudan’s military council said on Saturday a civilian government would be formed after consultation with the opposition.