Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Sudan is suffering from challenges in transporting South Sudan’s oil through its pipelines, due to the war in the country, according to the website “iRadio” specialized in South Sudan news.

Sudan’s oil minister, Muhyiddin Naim, sent an official letter to his South Sudanese counterpart on March 16, informing him of the suspension of oil transfers.

The letter said that a crude build-up restricted flows on Feb. 10, and that after the blockage was cleared, a major rupture occurred at another point in the pipeline.

The letter noted that the incidents occurred in areas affected by the fighting, and that communications were disrupted by the network outage that has spread across Sudan in recent weeks.

After its separation from Sudan in 2011, the State of South Sudan concluded an agreement with the Sudanese government to transfer its oil production of about 150,000 barrels per day, through Sudanese pipelines, in preparation for exporting it abroad through the port of Port Sudan, as it is a landlocked country, and does not overlook a seaport.

Official Sudanese sources allied with the military, who spoke on condition of anonymity, blamed the RSF for the stoppage, saying the “pause took place in an area controlled by these forces”.

A media official from the Rapid Support Forces denied responsibility and said the forces respected the oil export agreement between Sudan and South Sudan.

Since mid-April 2023, Sudan has been witnessing a war between the Sudanese army led by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemedti).

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