two years with outstanding dues of $210 million from the Sudanese government for oil sold earlier. After the split, Sudan’s share of total production proved insufficient to meet its local refinery requirements. Since 2011, it has been buying the foreign partners’ share of crude oil for local refinery feedstock requirements. However, Sudan has not paid for purchase of oil. OVL’s share of estimated dues from Sudan was about $ 112 million as on June 2012. Verma, the Indian ambassador in Sudan, is understood to be pursuing the issue with the local finance ministry.