Reuters logo
Sudan says border fighting will affect oil production
April 11, 2012 / 1:01 PM / in 6 years

Sudan says border fighting will affect oil production

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said renewed fighting with South Sudan in the oil-producing border region between the two countries will affect its oil production, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday.

Sudan has accused South Sudan of attacking on Tuesday the border area of Heglig where Khartoum controls a large oil field that accounts for half of its oil production. South Sudan said it acted in self defense after Sudan launched a ground attack from Heglig. The two separated last July as part of a peace deal after a bitter civil conflict.

“I expect that since there is a war, these oil fields will be affected, definitely, and at least there will not be production. If there is a conflict in the area, this is the least,” Rahamatalla Mohamed Osman, Sudan’s undersecretary of foreign affairs, told reporters. He did not elaborate.

Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz; Writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by Patrick Graham

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below