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South Sudan to Truck Oil Through Ethiopia, Djibouti for Export
By William Lloyd George
South Sudan’s government said it signed an agreement with Ethiopia and Djibouti that may enable the East African nation to export oil by truck from July, while a study on a pipeline linking the three countries is completed.
An accord signed on March 12 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, envisages crude being exported via Djibouti’s Red Sea port of Douraleh, South Sudan Deputy Petroleum Minister Elizabeth James Bol said in an interview today. Douraleh is 1,469 kilometers (913 miles) northeast of Juba, the South Sudanese capital.
“We need to wait for a technical assessment to be done first, but Ethiopia and Djibouti agreed for the oil to be exported by trucks through their countries,” Bol said.
No doubt TPLF owned REST or its affliate with get the contract of transporting
Forget about trucking is there any decent road which get the trucks all the way to Juba or to the oil drilling areas of South Sudan?? It takes trucks days to get to Addis from Djibouti let alone Juba.
Of course what the article didn’t mention is that if this pipeline is built, it will be passing through the most pristine part of Ethiopia. The remote west and south west of Ethiopia is we have left in term of the forest with its distinct fauna and flora.
Like always, Environmental impact assessment is on the bottom of GOE’s priority. The only thing they see is the quick $$$$$$$.
The thrill is gone b/n south and north sudan.Why not grab the opportunity.
I hope REST does in fact get the contract to transport the oil. It is a nice big organization created by hard working people.
Screw the environment. We can not live in the wilderness forever! “Drill-baby-drill".
Economically the decision is not wise. But tplf trucking company is ready to suck the blood of South Sudan till the last drop.
South Sudan is making a very wise decision and long term strategy plan having the closest relationship with Ethiopia at all levels. South Sudan and the Highland of Ethiopia is the water rich, fertile soil and good weather region with lots of minerals yet have to be discovered and strategy location.
It is about time Eritrea (Bahire Negash) will be part of her mother Ethiopia. It is just about waiting any moment the death of the life time criminal Isslayas and his Tigrigna cronies that are the cancer to the region for years.
When the situation in Abei, Blue Nile and Kordofan solved and the Arab Influence and sharia disappeared from North Sudan, North Sudan with 100% African mentality also will be part of Ethiopia, south Sudan, Eritrea and of course Djibouti and Somali land.
But Kenya has lots of unfinished businesses including the Mombasa issue. Mombasa region which is the coast region of Kenya is looking for separate nation as it was not part of the colonized Kenya. It was a self administration during colonization. Because of England wanted to use the coast to get out the looted properties from Kenya and Uganda and to export and invade the businesses and markets there, it forced Mombasa to be part of Kenya which is not a UN Charter about Independent nations after colonization.
The same thing with Somali Land as a British colony, Punt land as a separate entity and Southern Somalia as an Italian colony, they have the right to be three separate nations. But because of the Arabs, England and its allies forced the three Somalians to form one nation and that is why after 28 years union the situation in Somalia became as it was/is; back to zero to start again and this time having three separate nations.
The point is that Ethiopia as a centre to the region will play big roles in order Ethiopia, North Sudan without any Arab Influence and Islamic agenda, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somali Land and latter on Punt land and southern Somalia can form one strong nation/region in the long term. Because these people are ancient, look like the same, rich with water, raw materials, Fertile soil and have best location.
For now South Sudan having the best relation with Ethiopia is the best option for her survival and long term development. Ethiopia will stand with them all the time in any case they going to face as it was the case in the past. One of the Ethiopia known natures is when they believe and accept friendship, they will pay every sacrifices standing with that friend. They also are looking the same thing from the Friend. They are honest but very determine people no one could play games on them because of money or material especially if its origin is oil like the bastard Arabs are not with hard work and honest Income free from any criminal activities.
@ ALL ETHIOPIANS AS AN ETHIOPIAN I ALWAYS FEEL SO BAD ABOUT YOU ALL
I NEVER SEE ANY ETHIOPIAN MAN OR WOMEN IN THIS WEB SITE TALK OR TRY TO SEE WHAT HAPEN ABOUT ETHIOPIA ONLY PORT OF ASSAB NO BODY WANT TALK ABOUT IT WHY?
THE REASON I MENTION THIS MY FATHER WAS ETHIOPIAN SHIPPING LINE SEA MAN WHILE WE HAVE ASSAB PORT AND HE HAVE DOCUMENT SHOW MAJORITY AFAR ETHIOPIAN FROM NORTH WOLLO TO THIS DAYS FIGHT THAT THEY CALL THEM SELF ETHIOPIAN AND THEY SAY ASSAB NEVER EVER WAS PART OF ERITRIA THAT’S WHY ERITRIA GOVERNMENT NEVER WEST NO MONY IN THAT PLACE EVRYTHING IS THE ONE ETHIOPIA KING HAILESSELASI BULT WITH ETHIOPIAN POOR TAX MONY LONG TIME A GO
THE REASON I SAY THIS EVEN FRIEND OF MINE ERITRIAN S TOLD ME THEY CAN’T BILIVE ETHIOPIANS INSTEAD TALK STUPID ON ALL KIND OF WEB SITE WHY THEY TRY TO TALK ABOUT ASSAB PORT DONT YOU SEE OVER 93.000.000 MILLION ETHIOPIANS HAVE NO SEA PORT WOYANE ADMINSTRATION MAILNLY BY MELES GIVE ASSAB JUST WITH OUT NO ANY THOUGHT EVEN THEY ASK HIM BACK IN DAY ARE YOU CERTAIN ABOUT GIVE ASSAB AWAY FROM YOUR PEOPLE GUESS WHAT HE REPLY WE DONT NEED IT
IT’S OK HE MADE HUGE MISTAKE BUT AS ETHIOPIAWI WE NEED TO STAND TO OUR COUNTRY HISTORY THE ONLY SEA PORT OF ASSAB ALL OUR ETHIOPIAN SHIP THEY ABANDEND ALL OVER DIJIBOUTY OUT SIDE PORT
TO ME WE WEST SO MANY PEOPLE COZ OF BADEME WICH IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN OUR SEA PORT OF ASSAB .
TO ME THIS DAY EVEN ERITRIANS WONDER HOW STUPIDS WE ARE BY NEVER SAY NOTHING WHEN IT CAMES TO ASSAB
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT ALSO RIGHT NOW IN ETHIOPIA THERE IS LOT OF PEOPLE ROTE BOOK ABOUT ASSAB IT BURN EVRY BODY IN SIDE OUR COUNTRY IS ALMOST RUN BY SHABIA WITH OUT WE KNOW NOTHING
@ dear asteer great point and we sould but as i read lot of book about sea port of assab it show as you mention belong to afar ethiopians mostly from north wollo ( raya ) well our government have no interest coz they never try to sea ethiopia with sea accsess un till we have true and ethiopiawi leader
A great strategic move in deterring Arab dominance in East-Horn of Africa.
@ aster negusi [Visitor]
“I NEVER SEE ANY ETHIOPIAN MAN OR WOMEN IN THIS WEB SITE TALK OR TRY TO SEE WHAT HAPEN ABOUT ETHIOPIA ONLY PORT OF ASSAB NO BODY WANT TALK ABOUT IT WHY?”
A great point but, it is not true that there are no Ethiopians who don’t think about Ethiopia’s God given outlet to the sea, there are tens of millions of millions of Ethiopians who live under pain about the port issue, for example I am one concerned Ethiopian.
Since the current government had failed and failed miserably Ethiopians on the post issue it was the responsibility of oppositional parties to pick the port issue as their strategic agenda and topic.
Don’t you think it was also your responsibility to talk about it like you did now?
Does Ethiopia to build oil refiners, that help, otherwise remove this article including all comments.
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@EXSTRTRRSTREAL. I APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT I SAY I KNOW WE ALL BURN AND I LIKE TO MENTION THAT YOU EXTRATRRESTRIAL YOU NEVER STOP TALKING SBOUT ASSAB I THNKYOU FOR YOUR GREAT ETHIOPIAWINET KEEP ON TO THE VICTORY WE WILL WIN. IN THIS ISSUE MY FATHER SINCE HILESSELASI TIME HE WAS ETHIOPIAN SEA MAN LOT OF PEOPEL KNOW HIM BY NICK NAME KEBED BOMB HE WAS X. ETHIOPIAN NAVY THEN WORK FOR ETHIOPIAN SHIPPING LINE FOR OVER 30 YEARS I CAN’T SEE THE FURSTRATION HE GO THROUGH JUST BE COUSE HE KNOW LOT DEEP HISTORY ABOUT NORTH ETHIOPIA SPECIALY ASSAB SO MY POINT IS ALL ETHIOPIANS NEED TO GET IN TO ASSAB ISSUE ALWAYS. WE THE PEOPEL OF ETHIOPIA WE HAVE RIGHT TO STAND OUR COUNTRY IF THE OTHER FAILD AGAIN ASSAB PORT IS BELONG TO ETHIOPIA WE MEED SEA PORT NOW
It is a Win Win situation whe we do business with another Christian Country.
Assab WAS GIVEN TO ERITREA ON THE CONSPIRACY OF EGYPT and other arabs(BUTRO BUTROS GHALI FACILITATED THE DEAL between tigre people liberation front and shabia) and was the conspiracy of the century. with no body to stand for the interest and sovergeinty of Ethiopia shabia took advantage and did what they wanted. shabia and woyane scrambled the land in the way the wished.
@semaay where do learn somalia being three entity?
somaliweyn is the what somalia wants even if it takes millions years .
that is the one ethiopia occupy.
somalis are good people want to live whit ethiopia as a good neighbor.
why you ethiopians talk like other nation must divided and not ethiopia?
if you act lake that .you wil get the same.
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