Middle East Economic Survey


No 32



Sudan Denies Withdrawal Of $22.80/B Oil Transit Fee

The Sudanese government on 31 July denied a statement made by a senior official in South Sudan the day before that claimed Khartoum had withdrawn the transit fee of $22.80/B it is demanding for transporting oil across its territory from its southern neighbor. Newly independent South Sudan has called the fee daylight robbery and threatened not to export its oil via the North. Pagan...