Ethiopia Mulls Road to Import Oil From War-Torn South Sudan

  • Plan to link Paloch fields with west of neighboring country
  • World’s newest nation may build 100,000 barrel/day refinery

By Nizar Manek, 24 February 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
Ethiopia may finance a road linking it with South Sudan’s largest oilfields, allowing the war-ravaged country to sell its neighbor fuel produced at a planned new refinery, a South Sudanese official said.
The plan for a road linking the Paloch oilfields in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region with Malakal city and western Ethiopia is among the memoranda of understanding President Salva Kiir is due to sign this week during a visit to Ethiopia, according to Mayik Ayii Deng, a minister in Kiir’s office.
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