Saturday, 7 October 2017

Gas development project behind schedule- thereporterethiopia

Ethiopia’s first natural gas development project in the Ogaden basin, Somali Regional State, is delayed due to various reasons including complex negotiations with the Djiboutian government on gas pipeline construction to the port of Djibouti.  The Chinese firm Poly-GCL signed petroleum development agreement with the then Ministry of Mines in November 2013 that would enable the company develop the natural gas reserves in the Ogaden basin and prospect for additional oil and gas deposits. Poly-GCL has been undertaking various petroleum exploration and reserve estimation work in the Calub, Hilala and Genale localities where there is a vast gas reserve. The company has been drilling appraisal gas wells and oil and gas exploration wells in the Ogaden basin, which demonstrated promising results.

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