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South Sudan pushes for oil fields to reopen

The government of South Sudan is pushing for the restart of production from outlying fields in the critical oil territory in Upper Nile, and is evaluating the resumption of output from shut-down fields in Unity State, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. Production levels in Upper Nile State are threatened by technical issues with crude dewatering facilities, while the restart of production in Unity State is being hampered by issues over border demarcation with Sudan.

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