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First S.Sudan oil exports to reach Port Sudan in May-Sudan

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:25 GMT
Author: Reuters
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KHARTOUM, March 28 (Reuters) - South Sudan's first oil exports will arrive at Sudan's Red Sea export terminal in Port Sudan in mid-May after both countries agreed to resume cross-border flows, a senior Sudanese oil official said on Thursday.

"The first cargo will arrive in Port Sudan in mid-May and from then on (southern) production will gradually increase," Awad Abdel-Fattah, undersecretary in the oil ministry, told Reuters.

Landlocked South Sudan, which shut down its entire output in a row with Khartoum over oil fees last year, needs to export its oil through Port Sudan. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Ulf Laessing in Cairo; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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