Sudan bombs Heglig oil facilities - South

2012-04-15 20:59

Juba - A South Sudanese government official on Sunday said Sudan was bombing facilities at the disputed Heglig oilfield and causing heavy damage after South Sudanese troops took control of the region on Tuesday.

"They are bombing the central processing facility and the tanks to rubble as we speak," South Sudan's Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told reporters in Juba.

There was no immediate comment from Sudanese officials.

  • swavka - 2012-04-16 07:01

    There will never be peace between Sudan & South Sudan, as long as there is oil there. South Sudan must now build a pipeline through Kenya to the coast, and forget Sudan, don't just threaten, no one believes you. Sudan wants that oil money so that they can survive and without the petrodollars they would have to think of other ways to get money into their coffers and really that is too much like hard work. Building a pipeline to the Kenyan coast makes so much sense and will certainly create jobs and uplift the Kenyan economy. let Sudan struggle on their own, seeing as how they are being unrealistic regards pipeline through Sudan. Cut them off and leave them high and dry.

      russell.mclaren - 2012-04-16 07:56

      Sudan will be at war with the south not because of oil only but because the north's Al Bashir has declared jihad on the south! The war is about repelling an islamist southward expansion into africa. The South knows this very well, they have been fighting like Israel for over 50yrs! I agree they must build a pipeline through kenya, but this oil thing is not the underlying problem...

      Jack - 2012-04-16 17:27

      I'm amazed that NATO is doing nothing about this - they must be getting cheap oil via Sudan - otherwise they would have funded and built the pipeline themselves

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