Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage crisis

With no functioning power grid, fuel from the black market is the only option - but at a cost that many in the country with the third largest oil reserves in Africa cannot afford.

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    South Sudan is holding an international oil and power conference to deal with its fuel crisis.

    Petrol stations run dry on a daily basis despite the country having billions of barrels of oil in reserves.

    With no functioning power grid, fuel from the black market is the only option - but at a cost that many in the country with the third largest oil reserves in Africa cannot afford.

     

    Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from the capital Juba.


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