JUBA – South Sudan government on Wednesday unveiled plans to boost its oil-production capacity to help improve the economy.
The country’s current output production is 170,000-172,000 barrels per day, according to official at Ministry petroleum.
Bol Ring, the Managing Director of Nile Petroleum revealed during a meeting with the President Kiir’s security advisor Tut Gatluak yesterday that the government is planning to boost oil production in block 1, 2 and 5A and commission an oil refinery to improve the economy.
“High level committee will visit the facility and even check roads and secure areas and roads from Unity State to greater Bahr-el-Ghazal,” Ring was quoted by SSBC saying.
He said the government will start rehabilitating road transports to facilitate the flow of oil from oil refineries to the markets in the country.
“The biggest plan is to transport oil products to Juba because we really want to make sure that fuel reaches our people in Juba,” he said.