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Oil dispute

January 2012

South Sudan accuses Sudan of confiscating its oil entitlements worth about US$815m and stops oil production.

August 2012

The two countries, under the facilitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel reached a deal, which could see the young nation pay US$9.10 for every barrel of oil produced in Upper Nile and $11.00 for every barrel produced in Unity State. In addition Juba also offered $3 billion as a transitional financial assistance to Sudan.

September 2012

Under the final deal signed on September 27, South Sudan will pay between $9.10 and $11 a barrel to export its crude through the north. Juba will also pay $3.08 billion to help Sudan overcome the loss of three quarters of oil production due to southern secession.

Al Jazeera | Sudan tensions imperil China’s investments | 6 April 2012

Rising tensions between Sudan and South Sudan are threatening China’s investments in the region. China is the biggest player in the oil industry on both sides of the border. Traditionally a key ally of the Khartoum government, China is now trying to strengthen relations with the South as well. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from Juba, capital of South Sudan.

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