KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Protesters in japanese Sudan shut a pipeline that carries imported crude oil to the capital Khartoum, however there are sufficient reserves for the nation’s wants for as much as ten days, the ministry of power and oil mentioned on Saturday.
Khartoum oil refinery, which produces gasoline for home consumption, continues to be working usually, the ministry added in a press release.
One other pipeline used for exporting crude oil from neighbouring South Sudan continues to be working however it’s weak to freezing and injury as a result of the protesters are blocking a vessel from loading the oil, it mentioned.
Oil depots at Bashayer oil terminal port in japanese Sudan will probably be totally crammed after ten days on the most if the blockage of exports continued, the ministry mentioned. That will in flip trigger South Sudanese oil fields to halt manufacturing.
Protesters from the Beja tribes in japanese Sudan are shutting ports and blocking roads in protest at what they describe as poor political and financial situations within the area.
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The ministry appealed to the protesters to finish the shutdown inside per week to spare the nation big monetary and technical losses.
(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Enhancing by Kirsten Donovan)
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