August 30, 2008

How much oil does Sudan have?

In an August 30 Sudan Vision article, the Sudanese Minister of Energy and Mining said that the oil reserves in Sudan amount to 6 billion barrels. Current extraction is about 475-500,000 barrels per day.

At that rate, the oil in Sudan will last about 34 years before it gets depleted.

A 28 inch pipe brings oil from south central Sudan to the coast of the Red Sea, where a specalized shipping port, storage facilities and a small refinery have been built. Most oil exported by ship goes to China.

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