Egypt started increasing exported natural gas to Jordan to around 100 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) to secure the needs of the Jordanian electricity generating plants, a source at the Ministry of Petroleum told Al Borsa News.


The country was exporting 50 mmscf/d to Jordan in 2018 and plans to increase exports to 250 mmscf/d by Summer 2019.

Egypt started re-exporting natural gas to Jordan in September 2018, to secure parts of power plants’ gas demands.

The source pointed out the Egypt had signed an agreement with the Jordanian energy ministry to export 250 mmscf/d, adding that the pipeline connecting the two countries has 1 billion cubic feet (bcf) exporting capacity.