The Chinese company which is engaged in oil and gas exploration and development project in the Ogaden basin, Poly-GCL Petroleum Investments Limited, is going to start extracting natural gas at the Calub gas field in the Ethio-Somali Regional State next month. Reliable sources told The Reporter that Poly GCL for the first time in the history of Ethiopia will start pumping out the natural gas reserve at Calub locality which is estimated at 2.7 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF). Sources said the Chinese firm, at the initial phase, will extract the natural gas condensate at a small scale. “The gas production will start as a pilot project next month. The company will supply the gas condensate for local manufacturing industries such as cement factories,” sources told The Reporter. Eight gas production wells have been drilled and made ready for production in Calub.
በሶማሌ ብሔራዊ ክልል በኦጋዴን ተፋሰስ ውስጥ በነዳጅ ፍለጋና ልማት ሥራ የተሰማራው ፖሊጂሲኤል የተባለው የቻይና ኩባንያ የተፈጥሮ ጋዝና ዘይት ክምችት እንዳገኘ ታወቀ፡፡በ2005 ዓ.ም. ከማዕድን ሚኒስቴር ጋር የነዳጅ ፍለጋና ልማት ስምምነት ተፈራርሞ በኦጋዴን ተፋሰስ ውስጥ የነዳጅ ፍለጋ ሥራ ሲያካሂድ የቆየው ፖሊጂሲኤል፣ ካሉብና ሂላላ በተባሉ ሥፍራዎች የሚገኘውን የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ክምችት ለማልማት ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ እንደሆነ ይታወቃል፡፡
Two American energy firms, Greencomm and Innovative Clear Choice Technologies (ICCT), have proposed to the Ethiopian government to build a natural gas refinery plant that can process gas to liquid petroleum at a cost of two billion dollars.