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Sudan: New oil minister seeks industry revival

Sudan is seeking to revitalise its oil industry in a bid to raise production following the easing of sanctions. Oil minister Azhari Abdalla said the government was considering a licensing round in H2 2019 and planned to redraw some of the 16 blocks that are currently open to reduce their size. “We are open for direct negotiations in the meantime,” he told reporters at a press briefing during Africa Oil Week in Cape Town on 6 November.

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