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Gov’t controls oil leakages in Northern Liech State

By Elia Joseph Loful

The government through the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining has announced the control of oil leakages in Northern Liech in former Unity State.

“The leakage that happened last week was controlled and we are working hard to suck the spilled oil and treat the soil in order to be used for agriculture,” Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Eng. Awow Daniel Chuang has said in a press conference yesterday in Juba at the Ministry

According to Minister Chuang, a team from the ministry sent a company to the area after the incident to address the problem of leakage. He said the production has become stable.

“When the incident happened, we immediately rushed the company to the field to contain the problem,” he said.

He reiterated that the cause of the leakage was because the pipeline that was empty because it lasted for long period of time and it was aging (old enough).

“The pipeline has been empty for quite long and it was also aging. What has just happened was something normal and controllable, when we sent the company the issue was controlled within two days,” Chuang explained.

He stated that the ministry has released three years’ report magazine on oil production results which will be followed by another report later.

“We have produced a magazine that covers a period of three years right from 2015-2016. This publication was there but it stopped for a while,” he said.

He pointed out that the ministry will soon start to produce a weekly magazine or newsletter so as to update the public on status of oil production in South Sudan.

“We are now working to publish on weekly basis a magazine to enable people to know what we as the government is doing in the ministry concerning oil production in the country,” Chuang stressed.

Chuang said the ministry has formed a team to conduct environmental audits at the oil field in order to know the level of the environmental impact in the areas of mining oil.

under the ministry of petroleum has announced that the oil linkage that spilled out in unity oil fields of block 1, 2, and 4 was controlled said the minister of petroleum Awow Daniel Chuang.

He was speaking to the reporters at press conference of oil production status in South Sudan at the office of Mining and Petroleum on Monday in Juba.

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