Sudan could support growth as non-OPEC oil exporter

Sudan, mired in a long-running civil war, could become an even more important oil producing and exporting country in the short to medium term.In little more than 4 years, the country's production has built to around 270,000 b/d.Depending on oil and gas exploration and drilling levels and its ability to achieve a lasting ceasefire, Sudan could be producing as much as 800,000 b/d by 2009-2010, suggests a report by Centre for Global Energy Studies, London.Such an output level would make Sudan non-OPEC Africa's second largest exporter.The east African nation has been invited to OPEC meetings as an observer since 2001, illustrating its emergent stature as an oil exporter."Both China an...

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