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Tunisia: Southern crude output resumes after protests


Issue 427 - 19 Nov 2020

Crude oil production in Tunisia’s southern fields has resumed after a hiatus of nearly four months, following an agreement between the government and the local Kamour Movement protest group, which on 16 July began a sit-in blockade of the El Kamour processing plant that serves fields in Tataouine and other southern governorates. Mainly by closing the key SP4 pumping station, the government calculates the El Kamour stand-off – over local frustrations at lack of jobs and other benefits coming from fields that represent around 42% of national crude production and 37% of natural gas – has cost around TD374m ($137m).

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