China obtains more oil, gas exploration contracts in Sudan

Sep 09, 2015 12:00 AM

China has obtained an exploration contracts for oil and gas in new blocks in Sudan, Sudanese officials disclosed. The Sudanese Minister of Petroleum and Gas, Dr. Mohamed Zayed Awad announced the approval of China to enter into new projects in the field of oil and to expand its petroleum operations in Sudan.

The minister revealed after returning from China, that China has approved to engage in the field of gas production in the Red Sea area and to develop oil production in based fields, besides introduction of natural gas processing technique to increase the production of gasoline, electricity generation, production of cooking gas and modernization of the oil sector.

‘’China will start gas production in zone 15 in the Red Sea, in zone 4, known as Baleela field, and zone 6 north of Heglig in West Kordofan State, as well as zone 8 in Souki in the east of Sinnar State” the minister explained.

Last week President Omer al-Bashir and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a bilateral strategic partnership including several agreements of oil, gas, transportation and space technology fields.

China is the largest foreign investor in Sudan, which hosts China’s biggest investment in the African continent.

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