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Trinity Energy plans a 40,000-b/d refinery in the oil hub of Paloich in the Upper Nile region. The project will cost $250m-$300m and produce 2m t/yr of petroleum products, Trinity co-founder and director Richard Raja told African Energy. South Sudan currently has no refinery, although several projects have come and gone since independence. Speaking to African Energy at the Africa Oil & Power conference in London on 17 June, Raja said financing was close to completion.