Vandals sabotage “Balila” oil field in West Kordofan

A new attack on an important oil field in Sudan reflects the state of great insecurity suffered since the army coup on October 25 last year.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Sunday, the Balila oil field in western Sudan was subject to new sabotage that affected a number of wells and facilities.

Pictures taken this morning from the field in West Kordofan state revealed that 12 wells were vandalized.

The photo came a day after police statements were released denying the field was out of security’s control.

The initiative to restore the Sudanese Engineers Syndicate held the authorities responsible for protecting its employees and workers in the oil fields and production squares.

In a statement shared with AlTaghyeer, the initiative said that the coup authorities should perform their duties instead of working to take crackdown on protesters and consolidate the militia state at the expense of the state of institutions.

No official body came out with an estimate of the size of the losses caused by sabotage operations in the field, or their impact on oil supplies.

Sudan lost two-thirds of its oil production with the secession of South Sudan in 2011.

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