Chink of hope for reversal of Sudan’s oil pipeline shutdown

Issue 260 - 09 Aug 2013
On 27 July, Sudan’s oil ministry informed oil companies that it had put back the scheduled date for shutting down the oil export pipelines from 7 August to 22 August. The decision followed a request from African Union (AU) mediator Thabo Mbeki and the Chinese government to allow more time for negotiations between Juba and Khartoum. South Sudan only resumed oil production in April after a 15-month closure of the pipeline network, and the extension is the latest in a series of twists and turns that have made the outcome of negotiations difficult to read.

Want to read more?

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

This article is available to registered users


Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map