It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the department's social networks.

The situation with oil commented on the press service of the Ministry of Energy of South Africa.

“Oil production is at a critical level: today's figures show a 50% reduction (until June 12, up to 520,000 barrels were produced on average).

If this situation continues, oil production in the country will be suspended after 48 hours, because due to acts of vandalism, seizure of wells and road closures, it is impossible to deliver diesel fuel and raw materials necessary for the continuation of production,” the message says.

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