The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved an agreement that was signed between the Government of Ethiopia and Djibouti, to install a cross-border pipeline in order to transport natural gas. The Ministry of Mines and Natural gas of the two nations signed the deal to build USD four billion worth natural gas pipeline, to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal at the Port of Djibouti on the coast of the Red Sea.
During the 7th regular session of the House held on Tuesday, MPs held discussions on a report presented by the Natural Resource, Irrigation and Energy Standing Committee, to whom it was referred to in November, for revisions. Dubbed “The agreement between the government of Ethiopia and Djibouti on the transit of natural gas pipeline ratification proclamation,” the deal grants Ethiopia full ownership and title over the natural gas in the pipeline.
Explaining the draft bill to help approve the agreement signed, Fetiha Yusuf, the chairwoman of the Standing Committee told the House that the draft bill was well-crafted and based on international standards that will insure the benefits of the signatory parties. In addition she noted that this will generate a much needed foreign currency.
የህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት በኢትዮጵያና በጅቡቲ መንግስታት መካከል የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ቧንቧ መስመር ማስተላለፊያን ለመዘርጋት የተደረሰውን ስምምነት እና የፌዴራል ማረሚያ ቤት ረቂቅ አዋጆችን አፀደቀ።የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ የህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት 7ኛ መደበኛ ስብሰባውን በዛሬው እለት አካሂዷል።በመቀጠልም ምክር ቤቱ በኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ እና በጅቡቲ ሪፐብሊክ መንግስታት መካከል የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ቧንቧ መስመር ለማስተላለፍ የተደረሰውን ስምምነት ለማጽደቅ የቀረበ ረቂቅ አዋጅ ተመልክቷል።
ከተፈጥሮ ሀብት፣ መስኖና ኢነርጂ ጉዳዮች ቋሚ ኮሚቴ ወይዘሮ ፈቲያ የሱፍ፥ ረቂቅ አዋጁ ላይ በሰጡት ማብራሪያ ስምምነቱ ኢትዮጵያ ያላትን የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ በሚዘረጋው ቧንቧ በማስተላለፍ ጋዙን ለሚጠቀሙ ሀገራት በመሸጥ የውጭ ምንዛሬ ማግኘት የሚያስችላት መሆኑን ገልፀዋል።
የቧንቧ መስመሩ ባለቤት ኢትዮጵያ መሆኗን በረቂቁ ላይ በግልፅ ፣ በሀገራቱ መካከል የተደረሰው የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ማስተላለፊያ ቧንቧ መስመር ዝርጋታ ስምምነት ዓለም አቀፍ የስምምነት ደረጃ መስፈርትን የሚያሟላ እና ከዚህ በፊት በሀገራቱ መካከል የነበሩ ስምምነቶችን የሚያጠናክር መሆኑን ገልፀዋል።
ይህንን ተከትሎም የምክር ቤቱ አባላት በኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ እና በጅቡቲ ሪፐብሊክ መንግስታት መካከል የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ቧንቧ መስመር ለማስተላለፍ የተደረሰው ስምምነት ለማጽደቅ የቀረበ ረቂቅ አዋጅን በሙሉ ደምጽ አፅድቀዋል
Source: Fana Broadcasting
Poly GCL runs crude oil production test - Discovers new gas field. After 70 years of relentless quest for oil in the Ogaden basin Ethiopia for the first time began producing a light crude oil from Hilala gas field on a trial basis. Senior government officials including the Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Meles Alemu, State Minister, Kaong Tutlam (PhD), the Minister of Government Communications Affairs Office, Ahmed Shide, President of the Ethiopian Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohamud Omar and senior executives of Poly GCL Petroleum Investments attended the launch of the crude oil test production.
Poly GCL Petroleum Investment has been trying to develop the natural gas reserves in the Calub, Hilala and Genale gas fields. It has also been prospecting for additional gas and oil reserves in its license area measuring 93,000sqkm of land in the arid region of the Ogaden basin since 2014. Poly GCL Petroleum Investments – led by general manager Li Wei – struck oil in the wells it drilled at Hilala. Following the oil discovery petroleum experts of Poly GCL started the test production in the presence of officials of the federal and regional government.
Ethiopia is to start extracting the first ever crude oil deposit from Ethio-Somali Region as of tomorrow. It is to be recalled that back in March, 2018, Poly-GCL, a Chinese company engaged in oil and gas exploration and development project in the Ethio-Somali Regional State, has already discovered oil and natural gas deposits. The amount of gas reserve discovered by Poly-GCL is estimated to be 6 to 8 Trillion Cubic Feet. Poly-GCL which signed petroleum development agreement with then Ministry of Mines to the Calub and Hilala gas fields in in Ogaden basin is set to start extraction of the crude oil deposits as of tomorrow. The crude oil deposit is scheduled to be transported to Addis Ababa and other parts of the country where it will be distributed to cement factories as of tomorrow.