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Special Report: South Sudan's Chinese oil puzzle

The city of Juba is seen at sunset, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

The city of Juba is seen at sunset, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

The city of Juba is seen at sunset, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Workers are seen on a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen on a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen on a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Men wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Men wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Men wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Workers are seen at the Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen at the Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen at the Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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People on motorcycles wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

People on motorcycles wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

People on motorcycles wait in line for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Sudanese engineers check the damage to an oil tank at a largely damaged oilfield in Heglig April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese engineers check the damage to an oil tank at a largely damaged oilfield in Heglig April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese engineers check the damage to an oil tank at a largely damaged oilfield in Heglig April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (L) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao toast during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this April 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Kazuhiro Ibuki/Pool/Files

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (L) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao toast during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this April 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Kazuhiro Ibuki/Pool/Files

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (L) and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao toast during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this April 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Kazuhiro Ibuki/Pool/Files
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Henry Odwar, chairperson for the Committee of Energy, Mining, Commerce and Industry, poses for a photograph in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Henry Odwar, chairperson for the Committee of Energy, Mining, Commerce and Industry, poses for a photograph in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Henry Odwar, chairperson for the Committee of Energy, Mining, Commerce and Industry, poses for a photograph in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Clocks are seen below the names of capital cities at the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Clocks are seen below the names of capital cities at the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Clocks are seen below the names of capital cities at the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, poses for a photograph in his office in Juba November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, poses for a photograph in his office in Juba November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, poses for a photograph in his office in Juba November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, holds a news conference in Juba August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, holds a news conference in Juba August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu Dau, holds a news conference in Juba August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudan's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Elizabeth James Bol, poses for a photograph in her office in Juba October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A man holds a handful of bank notes as he fills the fuel tank of a motorcycle at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man holds a handful of bank notes as he fills the fuel tank of a motorcycle at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man holds a handful of bank notes as he fills the fuel tank of a motorcycle at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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People pass by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in Juba November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

People pass by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in Juba November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

People pass by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in Juba November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A man fills a jerry can with diesel at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man fills a jerry can with diesel at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A man fills a jerry can with diesel at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A general view of a fuel station in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A general view of a fuel station in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A general view of a fuel station in Juba October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Writing is seen on the wall of a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Writing is seen on the wall of a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Writing is seen on the wall of a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A general view of the reception area of the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A general view of the reception area of the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A general view of the reception area of the former Bejiing Hotel, which now houses the offices of Dar Petroleum, in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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An exterior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

An exterior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

An exterior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A matatu taxi driver searches for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A matatu taxi driver searches for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A matatu taxi driver searches for petrol at a fuel station in Juba October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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An interior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

An interior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

An interior view of the Eastern Pearl Chinese restaurant in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Chinese characters are seen on a fire extinguisher box inside a building under construction in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Chinese characters are seen on a fire extinguisher box inside a building under construction in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Chinese characters are seen on a fire extinguisher box inside a building under construction in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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Workers are seen in a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen in a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Workers are seen in a Chinese-owned Great Nile Construction Company building site in Juba October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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South Sudanese flags and Chinese-style lanterns are hung at the Wonderful Chinese Supermarket in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudanese flags and Chinese-style lanterns are hung at the Wonderful Chinese Supermarket in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

South Sudanese flags and Chinese-style lanterns are hung at the Wonderful Chinese Supermarket in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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A Chinese construction company worker walks in a building in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Chinese construction company worker walks in a building in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

A Chinese construction company worker walks in a building in Juba October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian
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