South Sudan to shut oil production over thefts 

A South Sudan official says the country is shutting down its oil production because Sudan is stealing its oil.

South Sudan Minister of Information Barnaba Marial Benjamin said Monday that oil companies operating in the country were instructed to begin shutting down operations in the country's oil fields as of Sunday.

Benjamin said oil production cannot be easily stopped, so companies have been given two weeks to carry out the order.

South Sudan's oil flows through pipelines in Sudan. South Sudan has accused Sudan of stealing its oil.

Pin It
Favorite

More by The Associated Press

Latest in Nation

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

Videos

Most Popular Stories

  • No Stories Yet.

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation