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South Sudan struggles with refinery ambitions

The country’s various refining projects appear to have stalled, with the exception of one South African-backed scheme

South African plans to build a refinery in South Sudan are making slow progress, while other refining projects in the central African nation appear to have stalled. South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF)—a division of state-owned investor the Central Energy Fund (CEF)—reiterated its intent to invest in a 60,000bl/d refinery in South Sudan and has issued tenders for the scheme. 60,000bl/d—Planned capacity of the SFF-backed refinery The SFF says the tenders will be evaluated “soon” and CEO Godfrey Moagi says the fund “is ready to move, and we are ready to invest”. The SFF previously said the proposed refinery would provide products to the domestic South Sudanese market and expo

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