By Nizar Manek, 3 November 2017
- Gas exports planned along pipelinee to port in Djibouti
- Ethiopian gas deposits estimated at 4.5 trillion cubic feet
China Poly Group plans to start exporting natural gas from Ethiopia’s eastern Ogaden basin by mid-2019 as it continues to explore near the border with Somalia, Petroleum Minister Motuma Mekassa said.
Shipments from the Calub and Hilala fields will be exported along a 700-kilometer (435-mile) pipeline to a port complex being built in neighboring Djibouti, Motuma said in an interview in the capital, Addis Ababa.