The Sudan is a country that is rich in mineral resources. Of these, the most important is the oil, gold and copper. The first Ministry of Energy, was established, in the Sudan, in 1976. It included the Geological Department
, the Rural Water Development Corporation, the Public Petroleum Corporation, the Pipelines and Petroleum Products Public Corporation, the Sudanese Mining Corporation, the Geological Research Public Corporation and the National Electricity and Water Corporation.
The Sudan, in the past decade of the past century, delved into the field of oil production. Formerly, it imported petroleum, to the value of US $ 400 millions, per year (i.e. 1/2 of its imports returns at that time. Presently, after the exploitation of its oil wealth, it became able to cover its domestic needs and achieve self – sufficiency. The transporting pipelines were established, together with the complete export ports, with all their facilities and oil refineries. Khartoum Refinery participated in achieving self – sufficiency and to enter in the field of Petro – Chemical industries (like Khartoum Petro – Chemicals Factory) and electrical supply (like Garri Power Stations). In the field of mining, the Sudan is endowed with a huge mineral wealth; such as, gold, silver, iron, copper, cobalt, lead, mica, chrome, zink, gypsum and several other metals which were not exploited until today. Of the most important accomplishments in this field, is the completion of the preparation of the printing and publishing of the first digital geological map of the Sudan, the creation of a seismic network montering system and the preparation of the laboratories and apparatuses, for geophysical measurements.For more of information, enter into the site: http://www.spc.sd