South Sudan to Resume Oil Pumping in September

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President Omer Al-Bashir, has received a written message from his South Sudan, Salva Kiir, dealing with the bilateral relations and resuming the pumping of oil from South Sudan.

The message was handed over to President Al-Bashir by the Minister of Petroleum of South Sudan State, Ezekel Lol Gatkoth, Sunday noon at the Guest House, in presence of the Director of the National Security and Intelligence Service, Lt. Gen. Salah Abdalla, and the State Minister at Director of the Offices of the President of the Republic, Hatim Hassan Bakhit.

In a press statement, Gatkoth said that the oil pumping would be on September 2, adding that 45,000 barrels  per day will be produced at Tor field and Tomathouth.

Gatkoth said that he and the Minister of Petroleum and Gas, Azhari Abdul-Gadir, had paid inspection visits to a number of oil fields in South Sudan State prior to resumption of the oil pumping.

South Sudan earlier this month had agreed with Sudan to repair oil infrastructure facilities destroyed by conflict within three months to boost production.