Egypt will resume gas exports to Jordan on January 1, 2019, a  government official told Argus Media.

Around 1 million cubic meters per day will be transferred through the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP), the official said.

Importing Egyptian gas via pipeline will allow Jordan to reduce their imports of liquefied natural gas, which are expected to stop by 2020.

In March, Egypt’s oil minister Tarek El Molla told his Jordanian counterpart Saleh Kharabsheh that Egypt will resume exporting oil to Jordan in 2019 without stating the date or the volume.

Egypt used to export 2.4 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Jordan according to a long-term contract with Jordanian state-owned power utility NEPCO. Flows were repeatedly halted after the 2011 revolution.

The roles were reversed in 2015 as Egypt started to import gas from Jordan. The country is expected to receive more during the peak demand period in August-September this year, the Jordanian government official added.

Egypt is planning to stop all gas imports by the end of this year and start exporting in 2019.

Edit: This news piece had its source changed on August 13, 2018 to Argus Media, which is the content’s original source.