South Sudan to resume exportation of crude oil through Port of Sudan


JUBA - South Sudan shall resume the exportation of crude oil through the Port of Sudan, officials reported, in yet another milestone that would significantly shape the economy of the East African nation, which is still struggling with internal challenges.

The exportation will be done through the Jabalyn pipeline through the Port of Sudan after the two countries renewed ties. The exercise shall resume within the next two months, official noted in multiple interviews with the media.

The Vice President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Malik Agar said major efforts were being made to resume oil exports, Sudan Tribune reports.

“Transportation of South Sudan crude oil via the Jabalyn-Port Sudan pipeline will resume in two months”, he told the U.S-sponsored Eye Radio.

A high-placed source at the Ministry of Petroleum separately told Sudan Tribune that efforts were being made to resume production and export through the Jabalyn pipeline

“You know oil is an international resource. It is not Sudan and South Sudan benefiting from it alone. You have Chinese, Russians, Malaysians, Indians, and even Americans in the mix”, said a South Sudanese diplomat with direct knowledge of the ongoing efforts to resume export.

He alleged that American companies, utilizing agents in the chain have all along been involved in the process of looking for markets for the sale of crude oil in the international markets

Agar did not divulge what the two sides and companies were doing to resume export in two months.

Observers utilizing security and diplomatic knowledge and experience have cited a deal that companies on one side with the direct involvement and permission of the government of South Sudan and Sudan on the other reached to allow the technicians access to where disruptions have occurred for repair and maintenance of some facilities and stations.

Most of the oil goes through Sudan, a country also facing challenges after the fall-out between Rapid Support Force (RSF) and Sudan National Army. The two sides are fighting over the control of government which is unstable since the ouster of Omar el-Bashir.


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