A senior official said South Sudan would seek an alternative to a
pipeline through North Sudan amid a dispute with the regime of President
Omar Bashir. South Sudan was granted 375,000 barrels of oil per day as part
of the division of energy resources with Khartoum.
"We are having conversations," Sudanese People's Liberation Movement
secretary-general Pagan Amum said. "We are looking to the alternatives.
There's a lot of interest from companies from the Western world."
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In an address to a mining conference on Sept. 1, Amum cited a dispute
with Khartoum over custom fees on southern oil.
In August, Khartoum, which
contains the only port, stopped an oil shipment from South Sudan amid the
north's demand for payment of $32 per barrel in transport fees.