Wednesday, 07 June 2023 11:21 GMT

Ethiopia declines gas, oil exploration agreement with Chinese company

(MENAFN) Ethiopia has declined its agreement with a Chinese firm looking for oil and gas in the nation in 9 years (2013), the administration declared on Wednesday.

Takele Uma, Ethiopia’s minister of mines and petroleum, stated that the agreement with Chinese company Poly-GCL was called off due to of its “financial and organizational inability” to improve gas in the Ogaden Basin, a resource-rich sector in eastern Ethiopia, in line with state-affiliated news agency Walta.

The report stated that Poly-GCL was released a document of ultimatum in March that registered numerus conditions for the firm to achieve.

“In accordance with the successive notices the Ministry has issued in the past and in full compliance with the PPSAs and the laws of the land, the termination has now been fully effected,” Takele published on Twitter.

He also stated that “As long as the financing that would enable to develop the oil and gas fields the Ministry is open for mutual and expeditious settlement.”


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