42 per cent of street lights switched to energy friendly bulbs March 17, 2018

Progress on a project to retrofit the capital’s street lights with energy-saving bulbs reached 42 per cent, a municipal official said on Thursday.

Started in 2015 by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), the project aims to reduce electricity usage in cooperation with the Jordan Electric Power Company, according to the official.

“The ultimate goal of the project"...

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Arthur D. Little Predicts Proposed EU Gas Directive Amendment Will Not Achieve ObjectivesMarch 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Arthur D. Little (ADL) today published an analysis of the impact of current EU Commission proposals to extend the regulations of the Third Gas Directive to pipelines from third countries supplying gas to the EU. The “Analysis of the Proposed Gas Directive Amendment” report finds that the proposals are unlikely to meet the Commission’s objectives of improving competition and security of supply.


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IFC, IBRD, MIGA, Government of Canada support solar energy plant in Gaza March 15, 2018

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), members of the World Bank Group, with the support of donors, including the government of Canada, are supporting a $12 million solar project in Gaza, to ease an acute energy shortage and help create jobs.

According to an IFC statement, a copy of which was obtained by Petra, this solar project is the first privately financed energy project in more than a"...

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‘Owners of lands in Irbid to challenge compensation rates for their properties acquired for gas pipeline ‘ March 15, 2018

Expecting 'low' compensation rates for the lands the government has recently acquired to build a gas pipeline, lawyer of the land owners said on Wednesday that he will start legal procedures as of next week to claim higher payments.

The government has officially acquired lands in the northern region for the purpose of building a pipeline to bring Israeli gas to Jordan.


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Jordan Selects Finalists to Bid for 300MW of Solar, Wind Power March 12, 2018

Jordan selected 45 companies including France’s Total SA and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power as finalists to bid for six solar and wind energy power plants with total capacity of 300 megawatts of power.

The 31 companies selected for the four solar power plants include Linuo Group, FRV Solar Holdings, ACWA Power, Chint Solar, Total Solar and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis, Minister of Energy Saleh Kharabsheh said in a phone interview. The plants would"...

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Jordan looking into fuel distribution March 5, 2018

Jordan has started looking into companies’ requests to distribute oil derivatives in the Kingdom, an official said on Saturday.

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has begun examining requests submitted to get licences to distribute fuel derivatives after the ministry floated a tender that ended by February 28th, seeking requests from interested companies, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh told The Jordan Times"...

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Solar station opened at Aqaba Customs Centre March 3, 2018

Finance Minister Omar Malhas on Thursday inaugurated a solar cells project operating at 50 kilowatts at a cost of JD64,000 at the Aqaba Customs Centre, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The minister said that the Jordan Customs Department (JCD) has implemented a number of projects that adopt the green building codes in order to achieve its strategic goals, stressing that such initiatives enhance the department's performance.


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Mulki checks on oil shale energy project in western JordanFebruary 24, 2018

Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Thursday checked on the progress of a project aimed at producing electricity from oil shale in the Attarat Umm Ghadran region, at a total investment cost of JD 2.2 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During his visit, the premier said that the plan represents a “milestone” in the Kingdom’s development process, stressing that Jordan is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.


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Essel Group ME Expands Its Oil and Gas Portfolio by Partnering with Eos PetroFebruary 23, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Essel Group ME ('EGME') is pleased to announce its new partnership and significant equity investment into Eos Petro, an international oil and gas exploration and production ('E&P') company. The partnership with Eos Petro brings high-potential, producing assets and significant industry expertise to EGME.

* Established in 2011 and based in Los Angeles (US) Eos Petro is one of the most efficient"...

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Jordan signs deal to implement energy storage project February 21, 2018

As part of the effort to increase reliance on renewable energy, Jordan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 23 companies and consortia to implement a $40 million project to store electricity generated by power plants.

The electrical storage project, which will be located in Maan development area, some 220km south of the capital, will have the power capacity of at least 30 megawatts, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources"...

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