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South Sudan demands border deal before restarting oil

Summary & Comment: "South Sudan has totally shut down oil output in a row with Sudan over export transit fees and will only restart after the two reach a deal covering border security and the disputed Abyei region, its oil minister said on Sunday." GK

Author: Hereward Holland & Aaron Maasho Date Written: 29 January 2012
Primary Category: Sudan and South Sudan Document Origin: Reuters
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://www.reuters.com/
Key Words: oil, economy, Sudan, export


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South Sudan demands border deal before restarting oil

South Sudan has totally shut down oil output in a row with Sudan over export transit fees and will only restart after the two reach a deal covering border security and the disputed Abyei region, its oil minister said on Sunday.

South Sudan seceded in July under a 2005 peace deal that ended a civil war in which around 2 million people died. The possibility that war could restart over the oil dispute was a "great concern," U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said. Both sides have failed to resolve a long list of disputes including how to disentangle their oil industries, divide debt, mark the poorly drawn border and decide who should control Abyei, a region the size of Connecticut that was a major battleground during the war.

For the full article go to: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/29/us-southsudan-idUSTRE80S0J120120129

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