Egyptian natural gas exports to Jordan reached 350 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) compared to 100 mmscf/d in January 2019, Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, told Daily News Egypt.

The North African country exports natural gas to cover Jordanian electric power plants’ needs, El Molla noted.

Egypt’s agreement with Jordan is dynamic as it is modified based on the demands of Jordan’s electric plants and the available natural gas surplus after meeting local market’s demands.

El Molla explained that Egypt resumed exporting natural gas to Jordan in September 2018, pumping gas via a pipeline that connects the two countries, which plays a role in turning Egypt into a regional energy hub.

According to the agreement between Egypt and Jordan, 10% of the later’s electricity plants’ demands should be covered by the Egyptian natural gas.