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South Sudan to Get Production Boost in June

Thursday, May 16, 2019

South Sudan’s Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth, while speaking to reporters said that the government plans to increase production by 30,000 bpd by the end of June.


According to figures recently released by the Ministry of Petroleum, current production in the country is 175,000 bpd.


The Minister said that profits from marketing this additional volume will be used to finance construction and roads and other public infrastructure. He also said that these funds will help pay part of the salary arrears of officials who have not been paid for nearly five months.


This increase in production is due to the lull in the country’s main production areas that has been observed for several weeks.