- Title: FILE: African Union says Sudan and South Sudan reach deal to end oil dispute
- Date: 4th August 2012
- Summary: HEGLIG, SUDAN (FILE - MAY 02, 2012) (REUTERS) OIL ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS CHEERING AS THE MINISTER ENTERS THE FACILITY SUDANESE MINISTER OF PETROLEUM, DR. AWAD AHMED AL-JAZ OPENING AN OIL VALVE OIL FACILITIES AFTER REPAIR VARIOUS OIL PIPELINES SUDAN SOLDIER STANDING IN FRONT OF HEGLIG OIL FACILITY A CHINESE ENGINEER DIRECTING OIL WORKERS .MINISTER OF PETROLEUM, DR. AWAD AHMED AL-JAZ LAUGHING WITH ONE OF HIS AIDES .REPAIRED PIPELINE HEGLIG, SUDAN (FILE - APRIL 2012) (REUTERS) DAMAGED PIPELINE LEAKING OIL MORE OF DAMAGED OIL FACILITIES DAMAGED OIL TANK
- Embargoed: 19th August 2012 13:00
- Location: Sudan
- Country: Sudan
- Topics: International Relations,Politics,Energy
- Reuters ID: LVAEKZSV1SQG7MANMQ8J8BXT86HW
- Story Text: Sudan and South Sudan agree to end a dispute on oil payments and will discuss when to resume southern oil exports through the north, according to an African Union mediator.
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute on oil payments and will discuss when to resume southern oil exports through the north, a mediator from the African Union said on Saturday (August 4).
Landlocked South Sudan shut down oil production in January after failing to agree with Sudan on how much it should pay to export its oil through northern pipelines.
Former South African President and AU mediator Thabo Mbeki told reporters the agreement covered 'all of the matters' including charges for transportation, processing and transit.
He gave no details, and there was no immediate comment from Sudan and South Sudan which have been negotiating to end hostilities at the AU in Addis Ababa.
Heglig oil facility was seriously damaged during the war between both Sudan and South Sudan. It reopened in May after repairs.
The conflict had halted nearly all oil production in the region, strangling both countries' oil dependent economies.
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