South Sudan Resumes Pumping 20,000 bbl/d From Oil Field Suspended Since 2013

South Sudan has resumed pumping 20,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude from the Toma South oilfield, where production had been suspended since 2013, the Sudanese oil minister Azhari Abdulqader said. Production at five of the previously suspended oilfields was expected to reach 80,000 bbl/d after maintenance work is completed by the end of the year, Abdulqader told a news conference in Khartoum.

South Sudan’s oil output currently stands at 130,000 bbl/d and is expected to reach 210,000 bbl/d by year-end, he added.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 when output peaked at 350,000 bbl/d but two years later plunged into civil war. At the time fighting started, production was at about 245,000 barrels per day.