The Sudanese government has declared force majeure on crude oil exports as intense fighting between rival armies has damaged key infrastructure and hindered maintenance efforts (MEES, 22 December 2023), according to a 16 March letter seen by local media outlet Sudan Tribune.

Citing an 11 February “major rupture” in the export pipeline that links South Sudan’s ‘Dar Blend’ oilfields on Blocks 3 & 7 with the Bashayer-2 Marine Terminal at Port Sudan, which is operated by the state-owned Bashayer Pipeline Company (BAPCO), the letter places the incident in a “military operations area…18km north of Pump Station 3.” (CONTINUED - 698 WORDS)