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Energy Ministry signs agreement to finance installation of solar cells, heaters November 14, 2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Jordan Islamic Bank on Wednesday signed an agreement to facilitate the financing of the fourth phase of a programme to instal solar cells and heaters through banks and micro-finance institutions (MFIs), at a 30 per cent subsidy rate, according to a ministry statement.

This agreement with banks and MFIs is the “first of its kind”, Energy Minister Hala Zawati said, noting"...

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Jordan participates in int'l nuclear energy meetingsNovember 14, 2019

Amman, Nov 13 (Petra) –– Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Khaled Toukan took part in meetings of the Ministerial Council and Steering Committee of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), and the Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group in Washington.

Toukan said in a press statement Wednesday that Jordan's participation in the meetings highlights the Kingdom's efforts and the vital role it plays in developing cooperation frameworks to support the peaceful"...

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Gas cylinder licences issued under strict guidelines — EMRCNovember 10, 2019

AMMAN — The initial approval granted by official bodies enables gas cylinders to be refilled, stored and distributed by licenced entities, according to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC).

“Any institution, union or licenced person working in the petroleum industry can conduct any of the operations stipulated in the Petroleum Derivatives Law after having obtained the approvals and authorisations from the EMRC and other"...

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Energy minister participates in Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity in CairoNovember 6, 2019

Cairo, Nov. 5 (Petra)-- Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati participated in the 13th session of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held at the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo on Tuesday.

According to Minister Zawati, participants in the meeting stressed the importance of the Arab common market for electricity and the institutional framework for this market by studying the feasibility and the formation of the market's secretariat and its specialized committees....

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cippe2020 -- The Springboard to China’s Petroleum and Petrochemical MarketNovember 6, 2019

The 20th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (cippe2020) will be held at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on March 26-28, 2020. Featuring 1,800 exhibitors, 120,000 professional visitors from 65 countries and regions, and 7 exhibiting halls of 90,000sqm, cippe2020 is a can't-miss event for anyone who wants to explore China’s petroleum and petrochemical market.


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EMRC refutes reports of permitting filling of liquid petroleum gas cylindersNovember 5, 2019

AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Monday denied claims of having issued any new licences or permits for filling liquid petroleum gas cylinders.

Under the law, no entity is allowed to practise any activities on petroleum derivatives or establish a petroleum establishment without a licence or permit issued under the law and based on regulations, the commission said in a statement.


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Jordan imported 272,000 barrels of oil from Iraq in October — Energy minister-November 5, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan imported 272,000 barrels of oil via 1,088 tankers from Iraq in October under a deal the two countries signed in February, Energy Minister Hala Zawati said on Monday.

The total amount of oil imported from Iraq in October stood at 36,400 tonnes, which were transferred from the Baiji refinery to the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company in Zarqa at an average of 10,000 barrels a day, Zawati noted in a ministry statement.


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NEPCO finishes PV plant south of AmmanNovember 4, 2019

Amman, Nov. 3 (Petra)- The National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) has completed the design, delivery, construction, testing and commissioning of the equipment for the South Amman Solar Power Plant (STP) project with a total capacity of 46 MWp in Al-Jizeh District, approx. 8 km southwest of Queen Alia Int. Airport.

The project, funded by a German grant from the German Reconstruction Bank, aims to draw electricity from the solar generation project with a total capacity of 46 megawatts, reflecting NEPCO's commitment"...

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Abdul Latif Jameel unit launches solar plants in JordanNovember 4, 2019

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and a leading global developer of utility-scale renewable projects, has inaugurated the Mafraq I and Empire photovoltaic solar plants of 50 MW AC each in Jordan.

The Mafraq I and Empire projects, awarded in the second round of the Jordanian government's solar programme, represent a total investment of $180 million and had created 500 jobs during their construction phase alone.

In collaboration with Abdul Latif Jameel Energy,"...

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Fuel pricing committee announces November ratesNovember 2, 2019

AMMAN — The government’s fuel pricing committee on Thursday decided to lower the prices of some fuel derivatives for November and maintain the prices of other derivatives.

According to the committee’s decision, the price of one litre of unleaded 90-octane gasoline will go down from JD0.770 per litre in October to JD0.765 in November, according to an Energy Ministry statement.


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