Egyptian-Jordanian talks to export liquid gas to Jordan
Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail - YOUM7 (Archive)
By NAGLAA KAMAL

CAIRO: Jordan presented Egypt an offer to export liquid gas to Jordan after the continuous bombing of the gas line between Egypt and Jordan by militant groups, governmental sources told Youm7 on Monday.

Government sources revealed Jordan’s offer to Egypt during the latest talks represented in the Ministry of Petroleum to provide Jordan with a huge amount of liquid gas adding that the needs of Jordan reaches 150 million cubic feet of the gas.

Sources told Youm7 that the Egyptian petroleum sector is studying the offer of Jordan and the possibility of attaining a large amount of gas to export to Jordan, especially after the increase of the local consumption in power plants and the limited production.

The source added that Jordan understands the circumstances Egypt is currently facing referring to the lack of commitment of Egypt to contractual agreements to provide Jordan with gas and the continuous bombing of the gas line between Egypt and Jordan by militants over 12 times.

A number of businessmen and investors including former officials in Jordan seek to establish a company concerned with manufacturing gas and petrol in prelude to receive the imported gas. Jordan aims to construct gas storage to be less dependent on the import of Egyptian gas, as its continuous flow proved not to be reliable.

Originally published in Youm7.

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