Middle East Economic Survey


No 36



Sudan Signs $1Bn Deal With Petronas For 100,000 B/D Port Sudan Refinery

Sudan on 29 August signed a $1bn contract with Malaysias state-owned Petronas to build a 100,000 b/d refinery in Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast. The new refinery will handle the heavy and sweet (but highly acidic) Dar Blend crude from Blocks 3 and 7 in the Melut basin originally due to come on-stream in July but now scheduled for the end of 2005 (MEES, 29...