Despite having managed to restore its oil production to levels seen before April’s clashes in the oil-producing region of Heglig, Sudan has admitted defeat in its efforts to raise output to 180,000 b/d by year end.

Speaking at an oil and gas conference in New Delhi, Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum, ‘Awad Ahmad al-Jaz, said the country was currently producing around 120,000 b/d – close to what it was producing at the start of the year. (CONTINUED - 691 WORDS)