oil pumping began on Saturday for the first time since its
stoppage in 2013,” Sudan’s Oil and Gas Minister Azhari
Abdul-Ghadir told a press conference.
started at Toma South oil field in South Sudan with a
production capacity of 20,000 barrels of crude oil per
day,” he noted.
the production at five previously shut-down oil fields to
reach 80,000 barrels per day after completion of
maintenance by the end of the year.
that the total oil production of South Sudan is currently
set at 130,000 barrels a day, noting that it is expected
to reach 210,000 barrels a day by the end of the year.
It is to be
noted that South Sudan exports its oil production through
Sudanese oil facilities.
has been suffering from a civil war that caused shutting
down of its oil fields, which constitute the major
resource for the country.