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ONGC pulls staff from shut oil blocks in South Sudan

ONGC Videsh has a 25% stake in two joint-venture companies operating two oil blocks in South Sudan

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Oil and Natural Gas Corp has evacuated its employees from its operations in South Sudan, following violent clashes between groups supporting President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, two company officials said. ONGC's overseas arm, ONGC Videsh, has a 25% stake in two joint-venture companies operating two oil blocks in South Sudan. "The blocks are shut. So it made sense for us to evacuate our people as soon as possible," an ONGC Videsh official, who did not wish to be named, said on Tuesday. The two blocks, where ONGC Videsh has invested about $700 ...

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First Published: Tue, December 24 2013. 16:33 IST
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