S.Sudan gov’t to construct Four more refineries as Bentiu refinery delivers.
The senior government official further said the government is also planning to construct another four refineries across the country as three trucks loaded with locally refined oil arrived in Juba from Bentiu on Saturday.
The first locally refined oil was received by the Managing Director of the Nile Petroleum Corporation Bol Ring Mourwel.
Speaking to the state-ran South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) following the arrival of the trucks from Bentiu, James Lotika, vice-president for Nile Petroleum Group said the Bentiu refinery is currently producing 3000 barrels of refined oil a day and that number is expected to increase to 10,000 barrels a day.
“Currently we are producing 3000 barrels a day of refined products. basically, diesel is account for 30 percent of the products,” Lotika said.
“In the next two to three months, we will expand it to be 10,000 barrels a day,” he added.
According to the senior government official, more refineries are to be constructed with one in Paloch and Tharjiath.