Khartoum seeks to increase oil production and plans to abandon its imports in the future, in particular from the territory of South Sudan, Acting Minister of Energy and Oil of Sudan Mohammed Abdullah said.
According to the acting Minister, Khartoum has not managed to increase oil production in recent years. At the moment, Sudan produces “only 40-50 thousand barrels per day, which is not enough for local consumption.”
“But we are striving to modernize (the fields) and increase oil production in order to achieve full self-sufficiency and abandon oil imports from South Sudan,” Mohammed Abdullah said.
The interim head of the department said that the gas reserves available in the bowels of Sudan in the future will also be enough to fully satisfy the local market, “the remaining volumes will be exported.”
With the separation of South Sudan from Khartoum in 2011, 75% of the oil fields of the once unified country went to the South. However, the entire infrastructure for sending oil for export remained in the North.