“The high price of fuel will soon reduce in the country with the presence of our own refinery system in the country,” Gai said.
The Governor said the oil refinery has a capacity to produce at least 5,000 barrels of oil per day. Gai however feared that heavy rains may affect the ongoing preparation for the refinery to be operation by the 9 July when the country celebrates its second independence anniversary.
He however decried the threats of Sudan to shutdown flow of South Sudan’s oil within 60 days from 9 June 2013.
Sudan recently announce it would halt flow of South Sudan’s oil through its facilities, accusing South Sudan of supporting rebels fighting its government in Southern Kordofan, Darfur, White and Blue Nile states, an allegation Juba brushed aside.