OIL AND GAS

Movement on Iraq-Jordan pipeline project December 5, 2016

Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects, commonly referred to as SCOP, on Sunday invited companies to a roadshow for the Iraq Strategic Crude Oil Export Pipeline Project, its label for the much-delayed Iraq-Jordan pipeline.

In its invitation, SCOP calls on contractors that have submitted their engineering, procurement, construction and financing proposal for the Iraqi leg of the pipeline to attend. The announcement lends credit to claims by people"...

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Gov’t lowers fuel prices by around 3%November 30, 2016

The government on Wednesday decided to decrease the prices of gasoline, kerosene and diesel by at least 3 per cent, and to maintain the price of gas cylinders unchanged for December.

The government’s decision, which goes into effect today, was taken in accordance with the recommendations of the fuel pricing committee, which convened on Wednesday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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Syndicate says work under way to meet rising demand for gas cylindersNovember 29, 2016

After meeting with government officials, the Gas Station Owners Association (GSOA) said on Monday that the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) stations have begun working double shifts to cope with the growing demand for gas cylinders in the local market, specifically in Amman, Irbid and Zarqa.

GSOA President Nahar Seidat said distribution agencies were unable to meet the growing demand because working hours at JPRC gas filling"...

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Demand for gas cylinders rises amidst cold weatherNovember 27, 2016

Demand for gas cylinders has increased from the average 70,000 cylinders per day to 205,000 cylinders daily, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported Saturday.

The Gas Station Owners Association (GSOA) said the rising demand is due to the cold weather conditions around the Kingdom.

The GSOA claimed that the Jordan"...

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Jordan eyes 2017 as year of developing oil shale- ministerNovember 22, 2016

Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif on Monday said the government has hopes that 2017 would be the year of achievements in oil shale, especially since there are many international companies working in the Kingdom to utilise this resource.

Inaugurating the third international conference on oil shale, held at the Dead Sea, Saif said the energy portfolio constitutes a burden on the national economy, noting that oil shale is available in many locations in the Kingdom.

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Apicorp completes Al-Jafr agri rehab project in JordanNovember 22, 2016

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) on Monday announced that it has completed the Al-Jafr Agricultural Rehabilitation Project in Jordan. This CSR project is Apicorp’s first in Jordan, and will provide easy access to water for irrigation for up to 10,000 people.

The $370,000 project was launched Monday by Khaled Hneifat, Minister of Agriculture, Jordan; Dr. Radi Tarawneh, Agriculture Ministry Secretary General; Dr. Aabed Al Saadoun,"...

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Jordan says major oil shale projects to start in 2017November 22, 2016

Jordan on Monday said major oil shale projects will start in 2017 to generate oil and electricity.

One of the projects is a 470 megawatts oil shale power plant, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ibrahim Saif said at the opening of an international oil shale conference at the Dead Sea.

The company that will implement the project is expected to secure finance for the project"...

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Jordanians Protest $10 Billion Gas Deal With IsraelNovember 20, 2016

Protesters marched in Amman on Friday, November 18, to demand cancellation of a $10 billion deal signed in September allowing Jordan’s public electricity utility to import gas from Israel.

According to a reporter at the rally, it was the seventh Friday in a row that protesters marched in the Jordanian capital. Last week, 50 protesters were reportedly detained during the march, but released on the same day.

The Jordan Times reported that the deal is between Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and Houston-based Noble Energy, which owns a majority share in the...

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Doosan Skoda Power wins gas power contract in JordanNovember 17, 2016

Czech turbine manufacturer Doosan Skoda Power is further expanding its presence in the Middle East, more specifically in the Kingdom of Jordan.

The Pilsen-based company has won a contract for supplying a new turbine for the Hussein gas-fired power station.

Doosan Skoda Power will supply a 183 MW turbine set for the purposes of expansion of the combined cycle Hussein Thermal Power Station (also known as Zarqa plant). It is located about 30 kilometres from the nation’s capital, Amman. After the expansion, the"......

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Iraq, Jordan affirm importance of oil and gas pipeline November 15, 2016

Iraq and Jordan have stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of oil and energy, and the need to implement a double pipeline to transport Iraqi oil and gas across the Jordanian port of Aqaba.

This came during the Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Luaibi’s meeting with the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ibrahim Saif, in Baghdad yesterday.

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