South Sudan Ships First Oil Cargo, But Still No Deal With Khartoum

On 19 July South Sudan announced that it had shipped its first independently sold oil cargo from Port Sudan in the North – despite there being no agreement on transit fees. Arkangelo Okwang, Director General for energy in South Sudan, told the Financial Times that he expects the North to later bill the South for transport. He said South Sudan will ship a further 600,000 barrels on 23 July.