CAIRO: Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail left to Jordan to join a tripartite meeting with his Jordanian and Iraqi counterparts on Wednesday to discuss programs and plans for the joint future oil and gas projects.
The Egyptian delegation includes Chairman of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) Khaled Abdel Badei, Chairman of GASCO Karem Mahmoud, and head of Egyptian Fajr for Natural Gas Co (EFNG) Fouad Rashad.
Before leaving Cairo, Ismail said the tripartite meeting aims to promote cooperation between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as prepare plans and programs of joint projects of which the three countries will benefit.
Ismail will discuss the possibility of taking advantage of the line set to transfer crude oil from Iraq passing by Jordan to the export ports in Egypt’s Red Sea Aqaba. The meeting will also address the possibility of linking Iraqi-Jordanian natural gas pipe line with the EFNG’s Egyptian Jordanian pipeline.
The minister will also push to export the gas surplus in Iraq to Egypt to meet the growing local demand.
Originally published in Youm7.