South Sudan's embassy in Sudan said Sunday that the oil production has not been affected by the recent clashes in its country, noting that the oil is flowing normally from the production sites to Sudan's oil pipeline.
South Sudan's daily oil production up to date is 250,000 barrels, Mayan Dot, South Sudan's ambassador to Khartoum, said at a press conference, reiterating the stability of the security situation in his country's capital of Juba.
He said most of the oil fields situated at the eastern part of his county have not been affected by the clashes so far, adding that what happened in his country was a political matter instead of a tribal conflict.
He noted that, within the coming hours, the South Sudanese government would control Junglei State which he admitted is now under the control of the forces of South Sudanese ex-vice President Riek Machar.
On Dec. 15, violent clashes erupted in South Sudan between two military factions, one descending from the Dinka tribe, to which South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit belongs, and the other descending from the Nuer tribe, to which Machar belongs, who is accused of plotting to topple the government.