Sudan began producing oil in 1993 from the Melut basin in
the centre of the country. New discoveries and developments have led to
increasing output from this region and it is forecast that oil
production will grow steadily to a peak around 2014.
Sudan produces no gas although production may begin by 2016. It has no
Oil consumption in Sudan has been rather erratic owing to
the political problems in the country but after 2009 is expected to grow
strongly as indigenous output builds.
Exports of oil from Port Sudan on the Red Sea, which surpassed imports
in 1999, are growing rapidly and will reach a plateau by 2014.
Sudan consumes no gas although it may begin so in 2016.