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S. Sudan energy conference attracts over 400 delegates


October 16, 2017 (JUBA) - About 400 delegates attended South Sudan’s just-concluded first-ever energy and infrastructure, which aimed at attracting investment into oil, gas, power sectors as well as supporting infrastructure.

South Sudan’s petroleum minister Ezekiel Gatkouth makes opening remarks at the Oil and Power conference in Juba, October 16, 2017 (APO)

Oil giants, CNPC, Petronas, Tullow Oil, the national oil company Nilepet and its international joint ventures sponsored the two-day event.

The conference, endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum and organized by Africa Oil and Power, was oversubscribed by 30%.

“We were blown away by the attendance and by the level of engagement from participants, which we believe reflects new optimism for South Sudan,” said Guillaume Doane, the CEO of Africa Oil & Power in a statement.

“This is a country with proven below-ground potential and an increasing commitment to resolving above-ground risks. The international investment community is recognizing that the market is ripe for a resurgence,” he added.

Some of the issues discussed during the South Sudan Oil & Power included enhancements to security at northern oilfields, increasing improved and enhanced oil recovery techniques at maturing fields with flagging output and securing financing for power and infrastructure. For instance, during the conference, the governments of South Sudan and Sudan met to discuss strengthening oil trade.

On the other hand, the governments of Uganda and South Sudan also discussed how to upgrade energy infrastructure in the region.

“I can’t believe what we have accomplished. With Africa Oil & Power, we have started something big,” South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, adding “We need to do this every year.”

South Sudan’s vice president, James Wani Igga, among other senior officials in the coalition government attended the event, which also graced by the presidents of all South Sudan’s joint operating companies, representatives from international oil companies CNPC, Petronas and Tullow Oil and ministers from Uganda as well as Sudan.

Since its independence, South Sudan has relied on oil for all income—a situation that has significantly compounded ongoing political and economic instability due to the fall in crude oil prices.

According to South Sudanese officials, however, production in the past reached as high as 350,000 bpd but fell after a dispute with Sudan over fees for pumping South Sudan’s crude through Sudan’s export pipeline, which led South Sudan to halt production in 2012.

But oil production reportedly dropped to 245,000 barrels per day after the outbreak of the civil conflict in South Sudan in December 2013, which hindered production in the oil-rich areas of the north.


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  • 17 October 2017 02:39, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Most of other 🌍 wishers are on standby!

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  • 17 October 2017 03:31, by Eyez


    We don’t want development in Equatoria, take your investors and your dirty selves to Jiengeland. We will take care of our own land. No peace with filthy Dinka cockroaches until you evacuate our occupied homeland. Kokora is a must, sooner or later ya nas MTN intum!


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    • 17 October 2017 04:14, by john akeen

      Ya stupid Eyez
      what I say bitch, are you made yet? Because I want you to get made until your muscles turn into bone, stupid racist ass bitch

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      • 17 October 2017 06:20, by Eastern

        john akeen,

        Eyez didn’t not insult you; he just stated his opinion. I don’t know why you are so irked. When pressed harder, sure, Kokora will be revisited.

        There is this popular saying in South Sudan that ASAYA DUGU NINGA...I don’t care if you understand it or not. The writing is on the wall..!

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        • 17 October 2017 09:49, by South South


          Anyone who does not like development to come to Equatoria MUST move to refugee camp in Uganda, period. Iam building my house second house in Juba. It’s so sweet to see people like you live 10000 miles away from South Sudan

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          • 17 October 2017 10:31, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            Those houses of yours will one day come tumbling down and real development by the owners of the land will sprout. Yours is a temporar house built on a sandy foundation that will definitely collapse when that time comes.

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          • 17 October 2017 10:32, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            Those houses of yours will one day come tumbling down and real development by the owners of the land will sprout. Yours is like a house built on a sandy foundation.

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          • 17 October 2017 14:56, by jubaone

            South South,
            I knew you are just a worthless and homeless aryan jienge from Abyei who sold his homeland for a bucket of dura. Now you cling desperately to be in Equatoria cos you have no place called home. You even dont know where your grandmother/father was buried. Perhaps they were not even buried but abandoned to the hyenas. Even monkeys have trees, jienges have no homes. Useless creatures

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          • 17 October 2017 15:13, by jubaone

            South South,
            The jienge is a type of creature that has no fixed place. His home is where food is. Look at them begging in the streets of Juba, they have no war in jiengeland, loot billions yet cant even build houses, schools or hospitals for their dying jienges. They hate Riak cos Riak advocates for KOKORA. The lazy idiot wants free things without working for them only stealing. Useless

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          • 17 October 2017 18:28, by jubaone

            South South,
            Ya Aryan jienge, don’t think by squatting and begging un Equatoria, we shall all move away and leave it for you, no. Develop your stinking luaks and don’t wait like flies for food 😋 to be prepared then you chip in. Grow up boy! Sell your cows, get good education and develop your luaks. What is difficult here? Lazy idiots and losers. Only eating, sleeping and shitting like monkeys.

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      • 17 October 2017 09:01, by jubaone

        John Akeen
        Here comes the true jienge savagery and vulgarity. Jinga jienge

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  • 17 October 2017 06:17, by Eastern

    What Ezekiel Lol expressed is pure PANGLOSSIAN OPTIMISM; nothing more will come out of it under the current political and security atmosphere...

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    • 17 October 2017 06:33, by john akeen

      So Eastern
      When Ezekiel and Taban when they were with in Bush, you used to like them and you used to like whatever they used to say, now because they left your idiot Rebellion and dump ass Riek Machar, now you disagree with they say on gov side right

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    • 17 October 2017 06:37, by john akeen

      So Eastern
      When Ezekiel and Taban when they were with you in Bush, you used to like them and you used to like whatever they used to say, now because they left your idiot Rebellion and dump ass Riek Machar, now you disagree with waht they say on gov side right

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      • 17 October 2017 06:52, by Eastern

        john akeen,

        Look here, dude, not everybody who was in support of the SPLA now supports the current SPLM outfits in Juba. Get over it, fellow. The "Idiot rebellion" led by the "dump ass" is keeping kleptocracy in Juba in tenterhook....I am always on the side of the oppressed masses not the oppressor. Get this right for once.

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        • 17 October 2017 07:20, by john akeen

          Than stop complaining, you want to fight, than come fight, stop talking abiut this says this or this says that, without Equatorans help you idiot Nuer of Riek won’t be alive until today bitch, you got to thank Equatorans for their help, we just don’t to crash you good because inisonse Equatorans are there with you, if you don’t believe me just let Equatorans go away from it m, than you will C what

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          • 17 October 2017 07:40, by Eastern

            john akeen,

            Nobody apart from you understand what you have tried to write here. You must be a yob or a dotard, but most probably the former. Just fuck off..!

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            • 17 October 2017 08:13, by john akeen

              I know you understand pussy, just say thank you to Equatorans, because without them you’re nothing, now you’re speaking louder and louder because you think you’re strong, but you not just don’t let the most strong people in the bush with you to leave you, I mean Equatorans

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              • 18 October 2017 01:39, by Atemjak

                Jubaone or what ever name you call yourself i want to ignore your comments because look like you are minor who speak whatever came to his mind. Point of correction: Dinka has land and place the call home and they use to stayed in their homes since British colonialism ever the move to Juba when Sudan gained independent from British with Juba being the Administrative City therefore a symbol

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  • 17 October 2017 08:56, by Isaac

    Kuch, It’s always pissing hearing all the crap from you against nuer & equatorians. Its simple... Dinka are blessed with population, wealth,$ land while Nuer enjoy more-less the-same whereas the poor monkey & rat eating Equatorians are only blessed by peaceful coexistence among themselves. lets break SS into three countries so each region enjoys & suffers the gift or curse of nature respectively.

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  • 18 October 2017 01:45, by Atemjak

    With Juba being Administrative City hence the symbol of South Sudanese Unity under the anatomy government of Junubine.
    Anyway how can i blame you, maybe you are not informed or ignorant who just love to entertain himself because of rapids growth of technology.

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