S SUDAN SHUTS CRUDE OIL OPERATION

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STORYLINE: S SUDAN SHUTS CRUDE OIL OPERATIONDATELINE: Jan. 24, 2011LENGTH: 0:01:54LOCATION: UN HeadquartersCATEGORY:ECONOMYINTROSouth Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has announced that oil operations in South Sudan will be halted with immediate effect.No crude oil belonging to the new country will flow through the pipelines on the territory of Sudan.The new country gained independence in July last year but the two states have not been able to agree on how to divide their oil wealth.PKGWhilst addressing the National Legislative Assembly on Monday in the capital Juba, President Kiir listed incidents in which he said Sudan had blocked ships from sailing out of Port Sudan and had separately constructed a tie-in pipeline designed to divert oil.He said the diversions of his country' s crude oil had already disrupted revenues which were vital to the security and welfare of the people.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT, SOUTH SUDAN PRESIDENT"We unanimously decided that all oil ope
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