Officials in the government of South Sudan said that their country will increase its oil production to 300 thousand barrels per day within 3 years.
In press statements, South Sudanese Deputy Minister of Oil Awow Daniel Chuang said that the government aspires to increase its oil production, from 170000 barrels per day to 300000 within 3 years.
Chuang pointed out to an agreement signed with the Sudanese Ministry of Oil to rehabilitate and maintain wells located in the northern borders of the country. They were destroyed during the recent war in the country between the government and the opposition.
He explained that his country, with Sudan, represented by the Ministry of Oil, has completed all cases related to the resumption of oil production.
Chuang explained, “the country’s current oil production ranges between 165 and 170 thousand barrels per day, but we are working to increase it to 300 thousand per day during the next 3 years.”
“The Sudanese Ministry of Oil possesses the capabilities that qualify it to help increase the country’s oil production,” Chuang said.
He stressed that his country hopes that oil production will soon stabilize through cooperation with the government of Sudan and benefiting from its capabilities in this field.
The war in South Sudan between the government and the opposition in 2013 led to the disruption of a large number of oil wells in Al Wahdah and the Upper Nile, which caused a decrease in the production rate from 300 thousand barrels to 170 thousand.
South Sudan relies mainly on oil revenues as a primary resource to feed the state treasury due to the absence of other revenues, the absence of industry, and the failure to develop the agricultural sector as required.