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S. Sudan’s first oil shipment reaches Khartoum


April 14, 2013 (JUBA)- South Sudan has confirmed that its first oil shipment, destined for international markets, reached the Sudanese territory on Saturday, raising hopes for reviving the country’s turbulent economy.

South Sudan oil exports have to go through its northern neighbour (Reuters)

Stephen Dhiew Dau, South Sudan’s Petroleum and Mining minister said authorities in neighbouring Sudan acknowledged receiving the first crude oil shipped from the young nation’s territory, following last week’s resumption of oil production.

The minister, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, further said oil companies, operators, and those involved in oil production and shipment to the international markets, through Sudan, also confirmed receiving its oil.

“These are official reports which we have received since I launched resumption of oil production”, Dau said Sunday

South Sudan halted its oil production early last year after a dispute arose between it and neighbouring Sudan over transit fees. The situation worsened after the young nation accused Khartoum of confiscating its oil entitlements, which they claim was illegally sold in international markets.

The minister, however, added that first consignment of the oil reached Sudanese territory on Saturday, a day after the Sudanese President; Omer Al-Bashir visited the South Sudan capital, Juba where he held talks with President Salva Kiir.

The two leaders, during Friday’s meeting, discussed a range of issues, on the current unresolved post-session issued, but failed to agree on the issue of the disputed oil-producing region of Abyei.

Bashir, at a joint news conference shortly after one-one- discussion with his counterpart, and several government officials, said they have agreed to work together to implement September 2012 cooperation agreement and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

Meanwhile, Dau said he expects South Sudan’s oil to continue flowing to the international market through the Sudanese territory over the three year period agreed in the September, last year.

The minister, on Saturday, also visited oil fields in Unity to monitor progress in the area, ever since oil production commenced.

“The other reason for visiting the oil fields was to ensure increased exploration of other wells together with our partners. We want them to help in the construction of affordable pipeline connections. We need to ensure maximum production on oil production by 2014,” Dau stressed during the interview.

South Sudan, the Petroleum minister earlier said, was producing up to 10,000 barrels of oil per day from its Tharjath oil fields in Unity state.

The resumption of oil production showed our commitment to implementing cooperation agreement which the two presidents signed in September last year, he emphasized.

In a separate development, SUDD Petroleum Company has affirmed its commitment and readiness to work with the country’s ministry of petroleum and mining as it resumes oil production.

“On our side, we have been ready for oil resumption through coordination the ministry of petroleum and mining. All 24 wells here in Tharjath with all facilities have been ready and already started resumption and flow of the oil to Sudan”, SUDD president, Emi Suhardi Hohd Fadzil said in a statement on SSTV.

He further said the company expects it oil to reach international markets by 20 April.

Our technical staff members are already working on the ground and we will give our full commitment to operate in a safe manner, for the well being of South Sudan, our shareholder, our stakeholder as well as our nations, Fadzil assured.


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  • 15 April 2013 07:29, by Oppressor

    Well Janoubeen will pay $$$ now & get Food well done Sudan Govt this is the way stick to this policy . "Lamo project" gone in Vain . I believe Salvage Kirr & his Ganags oil money looters are so happy now " SLPAM/N DOWN TO HELL - OIL FLOW THRU SUDAN OYee Oyee Oyee ..

    • 15 April 2013 07:53, by Nuer Empire

      Yes,the remains of my ancestral land are reaching to the world markets and nothing will be possible for the people inhabiting the areas around.The oil money will be shipped to where we don’t or will end up in their own pockets.Now he is swallowing decayed tobacco and salivate it in public!
      The Nuer Empire

      • 15 April 2013 08:02, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        The remains of your militias have not join the oil’s lakes yet,wait for another century,our oil’s accumulations will be like that of Saudia Ariboi.

        • 15 April 2013 08:19, by Nuer Empire

          Lotido Awino:I will not say anything about your bad word to me.I know it is just a five seconds anger when you see that there is no oil in your ancestral land except that in sold land of Abyei.I won’t hold it against you because you have this kind of attacks against others.The only thing needed from you is be honest of yourself.
          The Nuer Empire

          • 15 April 2013 08:38, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            We have two oil’s blocks near Bortown,There may be another one in the lowland of Murle.the sad news is,none of any murle monkey will smell and touch this handsome money,there new is kakuma.

      • 15 April 2013 12:11, by Wunditda

        As per oil resumption and shipments to the international market, I desire the gov’t to make priorities which includes: building local refineries and pipelines for economic sustainability, Education, health, agriculture as means of elevating food insecurity, road network and employments.

    • 15 April 2013 16:09, by South South

      Can you write what you want to say in Arabic please ? Iam very interesting and I want to know what you want to say. Do not wash your ass first before you write back to me.

  • 15 April 2013 07:44, by Jalaby

    To Thieves Authorities in the South,
    I’m very sure you guys are so happy and waiting impatiently for the oil resumption to embezzle more oil money,wait wait, you’re not alone,Mondokoro in the north will join you in stealing oil money and probably will steal it before you get your share since the oil will be under Mondokoro’s hand

    • 15 April 2013 07:51, by Jalaby

      in the north,south Sudan team who will be observing the south oil and count all its barrels are corrupted too,Mondokoro will bribe them to guarantee their mouths shut up no single doubt about it!
      I can find a justification for Mondokoro when stealing south oil because the south has huge backlog of bills that need to be paid to Mondokoro such as the war bill since 1955

      • 15 April 2013 07:59, by Jalaby

        as the south started the war and destroyed Sudan economy so badly and displaced Mondokoro around all the globe,supporting the rebels in BN & SK and Darfour and the great damage the rebels did in that regions, also for harassing Miserya people and preventing them from grazing in their land in Abyei,and finally for invading Heglig and destroying the oil facilities there

        • 15 April 2013 08:05, by Jalaby

          also the bad image of Sudan in the west and the US sanction are all related to south conflict with Sudan, be honest, the bill is so huge and hard to count and I believe that bill will carry over up to the 7th generation of South Sudan nation and stealing south oil will pay off very small fraction of that huge bill !!!

          • 15 April 2013 08:20, by Rommel

            You are hilarious, child! The South should compensate the North!? You have what the Jews call Chutzpah. Us compensating you would be akin to Poland compensating Germany for WW2 military expenses. LOL!

            • 15 April 2013 08:48, by Jalaby

              Mr. Rommel,
              LOOOOL, welcome back brother!
              You see, what I was saying all the time before turned to be very true, the south will never be able to make it without the north, exactly like the child who can’t stay away from his mother milk for long otherwise will die!!
              It’s not just the oil but simply everything my friend!!

          • 15 April 2013 08:34, by Jalaby

            • 15 April 2013 08:37, by Jalaby

              • 15 April 2013 08:38, by Jalaby

                • 15 April 2013 10:25, by Jalaby

                  As you can see in this picture that president Bashir attended North-South marriage where the groom (Al-Aris) is from north (Mondokoro) and the bride (Al-Aros) is from the south, this incidence took place in Juba Mosque during Bahsir’s last visit to Juba

                  • 15 April 2013 11:29, by ForAll

                    You well stated that (Mondokoro) are the Satans and Evils who are professional thieves and rubbers to destroy Sudan.
                    But YOU must remember that the CHANGE is on the way as Prophet Mohamed PBUH did it within 23 years. We will follow his instructions to complete the CHANGE.
                    With all grief and sorrow for separating SS from Sudan.

                    • 15 April 2013 11:38, by ForAll

                      The above grade pipeline very soon will face serious internal corrosion problems which will lead to dangerous leaks and ruptures.
                      OCHA and WHO must be consulted for any sort of oil spills

                  • 15 April 2013 11:55, by Jalaby

                    I strongly encourage Mondokoro to take the advantage of 4 freedoms agreement and marry southern ladies, this is the easy, shortcut way and guaranteed technique to penetrate the south, we need to mix southern blood with Arab blood and not leaving a single one person behind without Arab blood running in his body!!

                    • 15 April 2013 12:02, by Jalaby

                      We should know the fact that the south society is very open society and welcoming others and never reject a person from marrying them because of his religion, believe, race or color skin, south society is very peaceful society when it comes to religion and believe, you can see in the same family the diversity of religion as one brother can be a christian and one can

                      • 15 April 2013 12:09, by Jalaby

                        be a Muslim and one can be indigenous and all live in peace together at the same house without any problem!!
                        I remember when Dr Riek Machar said before "I’ve one of my sister is a Muslim, we don’t mind if Islam spreads peacefully in the south but we reject spreading it by force"
                        It’s correct that Mr. Kiir has one of his son converted to Islam and Mr. Kiir didn’t force

                        • 15 April 2013 12:19, by Jalaby

                          him to change his believe but he left it to his son to choose what ever works for him!
                          You know Dr Francis Deng, the south Sudan representative in UN, many of his relatives and clan of Dinka Ngok are Muslims and one of his sister is married to Messerya person!
                          Dr Francis is following his father steps,Mr. Deng Majock,the Dinka Ngok chief and he believes in one Sudan!!

                    • 15 April 2013 12:31, by ForAll

                      Do you think your Mondokoro believe in Islam and willing to implement the 6236 verses of the Holy QUR’AN?
                      May they are money collectors and only love life like USA citizens.
                      Is there any CHANCE for new Slavery in Sudan like in NIGERIA?

                    • 15 April 2013 12:43, by Wunditda

                      Sudanese Muslim prostitutes have been living in Juba even before independence was declared up to now. They’re making money as sex workers. We don’t need our beautiful daughters to be married by Arabs nor do we need to marry their aged prostitute daughters. If one needs to play sex with Sudanese Arab, he has to pay 5 South Sudanese Pounds for an exercise of the whole night.

                      • 15 April 2013 12:55, by ForAll

                        Sudanese Muslim prostitutes is not our subject and you cannot change the holy BIBLE, QUR’AN and TURAIT.
                        You need to blame who committed the violations

                      • 15 April 2013 12:57, by Jalaby

                        You stupid shut up! how come you speak about Mondokoro so bad like that you idiot!
                        They’ll be your relative as one Mondokoro will marry your sister very soon!
                        You’re so rude (Galy Al-Adab) and donkey (Hommar)!!

                  • 15 April 2013 12:51, by Jalaby

                    Listen to Al-Bashir speech during the wedding, the groom (Al-Aris) speech and the bride (Al-Aros) speech too!
                    It’s 100% a typical Sudanese wedding with its all habit and tradition and knows nothing about the separation!!
                    Mr. Rommel, please enjoy the video here:

                    • 15 April 2013 15:18, by Rommel

                      You seem to think that I am opposed to these unions. I have Arabs in my family tree and many Muslims as well... and so for those of us who do have Arab blood, rapprochement and reconciliation is most desirable. I want nothing but genuine friendship with the North. Why do you think I never say a word to disparage Islam and its adherents!? You don’t know me, Jalaby.

                      • 15 April 2013 21:02, by Rommel

                        I want to know what’s with you and your obsession with this facile [and terribly racist] notion of making everybody in South Sudan a half-Arab!? It’s not going to happen in the absence of coercion — in the absence of systematic, Nation-wide rape.

                    • 15 April 2013 16:24, by Majongdit

                      You must be out of your mind. In fact, you are neither an Arab nor a Sudanese. You are an SPLM-DC idiot in the wilderness and you don’t know what is going on between the two countries.
                      Al Beshir was pressurized by the business community in Sudan to seek better relations with S Sudan. After borders were closed with the North, it opened another oppertunity for East African business.

                  • 15 April 2013 15:28, by trinitri

                    Jalaby, pictures tell more than words!

                    • 15 April 2013 16:30, by Majongdit

                      pictures can be doctored. those pictures by jalaby are a complete nonsense

        • 15 April 2013 08:10, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          With the resumptation of oil,your shattered will begins to foliage like a decidious tree.you will all be happy with the lowering of prices in the shops and supermarket,your appetite for meats and rice will go off the roof as usual.give thank to humble and kind southern brothers who forgive all kind misstreatments.

          • 15 April 2013 08:13, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            omission,shattered economy.

            • 15 April 2013 11:15, by watakarabu

              My worry is only those JUNUBIN who are tasks to be counting barrels in the north before shipement. I wish they are people with true heart of south sudan and its people. Should you let yourself to be blindfolded with JALABA, then that is end of your people back home. Bribary is inevitable with the JALABA in respect to oil, but tell them you can not be brive on your own things!

      • 15 April 2013 08:07, by Nuer Empire

        Jallaby:Get your head away from oil.If you talk of war bills,South was completely destroyed and should be compensated either.It ’s another sign of greediness from you.
        The Nuer Empire

        • 15 April 2013 11:34, by Nuer Empire

          Even there will be no road to be constructed to where the oil is

        • 15 April 2013 11:43, by Nuer Empire

          Two wells are enough to feed Bor only.We have so many wells to be drilled around Greater Akobo,Greater Fangak.

    • 15 April 2013 12:19, by Wunditda

      Jalabia or Jalabi -
      Those stupid Mondokuru will understand the conditions of economic downturn since it was a game of the two nations before the oil resumptions. It’s not everyone in the government who is a thief. In my language, your name means "ANUS" and that will not qualify you to be anus.

  • 15 April 2013 08:20, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Do not celebrate yet, all this moki waki relationship will not last long. South Sudan let its oil flow again not to feed her people in the South but those in the North, since the oil shut down all jalaba loss thier minds & as people says " a hungry wolves does a desperate things". Giving $3bns assistance pack plus monthly fees to the North will be enough to ease the hunger & bring those

  • 15 April 2013 08:25, by tootke’bai-ngo

    NCP wolves to their senses that enough is enough, no more looting South Sudan wealth, but instead, beg for more assistance package. beside, nothing destroyed in Panthou that belong to the North, all are South Sudan’s properties, so shut up & advice your gangs to peacefully withdraw before great SPLA flush them out of there like last time.

  • 15 April 2013 08:46, by bak junup

    your words are so senseless to as south Sudanese, the stealing of oil money is not from the north government concern, after all we don’t beg from them only we need our enemies to steal our properties, ashamed on Sudanese who always look on some one resources. i speak more with senseless jalaby fuck u.

  • 15 April 2013 10:21, by steven

    Good news. Hopefully this trade will improve the relationship between two countries and provide a prosperous future for the citizens.

    • 15 April 2013 15:59, by Jang

      the first thing to be done the junubin is to work on our roads,hospitals,schools,and encourage the investors in south sudan.we are so rich with our natural resources but insecurity is costing us a lot.let’s hold our hands together and move on just for the sake of our new nation

  • 15 April 2013 16:41, by Majongdit

    al Beshir and North Sudan made a turn around and accepted all the South Sudan’s demands. That will improve our relationships. Sudanese pound has already gained against the dollar and with the opening of the borders the sudanese commodities that have been rotting in the stores will have a ready market soon. The refineries in Khartoum shall no longer need that expensive gas...we make it easy all.

    • 15 April 2013 19:58, by Nuer Empire

      All pockets are full now

  • 15 April 2013 21:57, by Matem Ngor Matem

    Congratulation to President Kiir of Republic of South Sudan and Bashir of Sudan for the initiative they have took to bring the two Nations in harmony, as our oil flow, development cannot be assumed we shall be like New York couple of years to come hahahha.
    Once again Congratulation we need collaborative partnership with each other as two Countries.

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