Army aircraft bombed Al-Jili refinery

Latest fighting in Khartoum June, 1, 2024 Photo: X/ @sudanwarmonitor

June 2, 2024 Hour: 7:42 pm

Eyewitnesses confirmed that intense flames were seen inside the refinery after an intense Sudanese army flight, indicating that the bombing targeted Rapid Support Forces (RSF) gatherings.


Sudan: Hamdok Elected as President of Taqaddum

The source reported that Sudanese army warplanes bombed the Al-Jaili Petroleum Refinery, north of the capital, Khartoum, on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses told Al-Tageer that flames of fire rose inside the Al-Jaili refinery, after an intense overflight by Sudanese army aircraft, noting that the bombing targeted gatherings of the RSF at the refinery.

In the middle of last month, the RSF accused the Sudanese army of bombing and completely destroying the Al-Jaili Petroleum Refinery and said in a statement that the bombing led to “severe damage to the lines transporting crude oil and the burning and sabotage of a number of facilities inside the refinery.”

Al-Jaili refinery, north of Khartoum, is one of the most important oil facilities in Sudan, and the largest oil refinery in the country.

Under normal conditions, the refinery produces about 10,000 tons of gasoline, 4,500 tons of gasoline, and 800,000 tons of cooking gas, and it was operating at less than its maximum capacity of 100,000 barrels per day.

The capacity of the Jili refinery is one hundred thousand barrels per day, and it produces diesel and gasoline. In addition to cooking gas, it provides 45% of Sudan’s needs for petroleum products, which are considered biofuels and the main engine for the sectors of agriculture, industry, electricity generation, transportation, and bakeries.

The refinery is located in the Al-Jili area, 70 kilometers north of the capital. It was established in 1997 and began its operations in 2000. It is shared equally between the Sudanese government, represented by the Ministry of Energy, and the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *