KHARTOUM, Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has been informed by his South Sudanese counterpart that the neighbouring country will resume the pumping of oil from to Sudan.
A message on this matter from South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit was handed over to President Al-Bashir by South Sudanese Petroleum Minister Ezekel Lol Gatkoth at the Presidential Guest House here Sunday.
Also present was the Director of Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Service, Lieutenant-General Salah Abdalla, and the State Minister at the Office of the President of the Republic, Hatim Hassan Bakhit.
Gatkoth said in a statement after meeting the president that the pumping of oil from fields in South Sudan would begin on Sept 2, with an estimated 45,000 barrels per day (bpd) to be produced from the Tor and Tomathouth fields.
Gatkoth added that he and Sudanese Minister of Petroleum and Gas Azhari Abdul-Gadir have made inspection visits to a number of oil fields in South Sudan prior to the decision to resume oil production.
Oil exports from land-locked South Sudan are channeled by a pipeline to Sudanese Red Sea ports.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK