With crude oil output having recovered to just shy of 200,000 b/d following April’s production restart, South Sudan has once again turned its attention to its plans for an alternative oil pipeline that would bypass ‘noisy’ neighbor Sudan.

Despite the apparent easing of tensions between South Sudan and former civil war foe Sudan over the past two to three months, movement on the South’s long-standing plans for a separate crude export pipeline through one of its East African neighbors seems to be gathering pace. (CONTINUED - 1695 WORDS)