The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, and the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Kharabsheh, have inaugurated the 4th phase of Al Samra power plant, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The project was undertaken by Jordanian-Egyptian Fajr for Natural Gas Transport and Supply and included the construction of a 12-inch gas line and a measuring station capable of processing 65,000 cubic meters per hour.

The inauguration came during a meeting between the two ministers to discuss plans to ensure the supply and diversification of energy sources between Jordan and Egypt. The two countries hope to further exploit Egyptian expertise and energy sources to expand existing gas activities within the kingdom.

The Jordanian ministry announced following the meeting that Egypt will resume pumping natural gas to Jordan in early 2019, according to the Jordan News Agency (PETRA).

El Molla and Kharabsheh also checked the measuring station feeding Al Hussein thermal power station. The measuring station has a 12-inch diameter and a capacity of 115,000 cubic meters per day. The construction and mechanical work were carried out by Egypt’s Petrojet.

The two ministers praised the outstanding performance of the Egyptian companies for increasing the number of power stations in Jordan to 11, all of which are connected and linked to the Arab gas line within the borders of Jordan.