South Sudan oil flowing smoothly – petroleum minister

South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, center, and his Sudanese counterpart Azhari Abdallah, left, and the governor of Northern Liech State (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

April 29th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s oil minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, said on Monday that the country’s oil is flowing on normally and issued with importing chemicals for drilling – due to a strike in Port Sudan – had been resolved.

Early on Friday, South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth told journalists in Juba that the ongoing political unrest in Sudan has affected the flow of oil to Port Sudan.

Makuei said chemicals due to be imported by South Sudan via the port for oil drilling were stranded late last week after oil workers at the port went on strike.

Minister Lol said those issues have been resolved and the chemicals would be shipped to South Sudan on Monday.

“I can assure the world and the people of South Sudan that South Sudan oil is flowing smoothly without any difficulties,” the minister said.

“The chemicals that are in Port Sudan will be leaving today for South Sudan,” he added.

South Sudan’s current oil production is 135,000 barrels per day.

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