South Sudan to increase oil production to 200,000 barrels a day by 2021

Petroleum wastes in Unity Oilfields, Unity State (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan said on Wednesday that it will increase the oil production to 200,000 per day by 2021.

The world’s youngest nation which seceded from Sudan in 2011 taking with it 75% of the total oil wells is currently producing 178,000 barrels per day according to the oil ministry.

We are working on increasing the production of oil,” said Arkangelo Okwang Oler, director-general for planning, training and research at South Sudan’s oil ministry, speaking at an oil conference in Cape Town.

The country aims – in the long term – to ramp up production to 350,000 barrels per day – the same level South Sudan used to produce in 2012 – according to Oler who didn’t specify any time frame.

I am optimistic that we are moving toward a stable government,” Oler said.

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