Another gas discovery -NewAge discovers 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas reserve in- Somali state

A British energy company, NewAge (African Global Energy Limited) has discovered 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserve in the Ogaden basin of Somali Region of Ethiopia.

A private weekly newspaper in Ethiopia has reported that NewAge has made the discovery near the site where the Chinese Poly GCL has started test gas production a year ago. The British energy company currently operates the Ogaden and Adigala blocks in Ethiopia.

"We are now working on the gas commercialization. We are looking at ways how to market the gas," the state Minister told the reporter. The development options in Ogaden are currently under review and include small-scale domestic projects and LNG export with nearby operator Poly GCL, the African Global Energy Ltd. mentioned in its official website.