Sudan’s oil production, refining capacity climb

Sudan is climbing on the list of African oil producing countries and is seeing its refining capacity expand as well.The country’s oil production averaged 414,000 b/d in 2006, up from 363,000 b/d in 2005, said the US Energy Information Administration, and China is in the forefront of the country’s oil developments.Capacity of the two main pipelines from interior oil fields to Port Sudan totals 450,000 b/d, and together these are expandable to 950,000 b/d. Minister of State for Mines and Energy Angelina Tany said Sudan plans to be producing 1 million b/d of oil by the end of 2008.Sudan consumed 94,000 b/d of oil in 2006 and exported 320,000 b/d, most of it to Asian countries, EI...

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