Fajr Egypt Company has started construction on a 55 kilometer natural gas pipeline in Jordan, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Head of Fajr Egypt Ahmed Mahmoud said that the pipeline will enable the transportation of natural gas from northern Jordan to Jordanian power stations from 2020.

Mahmoud’s statement came during the general assembly, chaired by Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, to review the state-owned company’s work during 2017.

Fajr Egypt is currently conducting operational and financial studies into the supply of natural gas to industrial, commercial and residential units as well as compressed gas filling stations in Aqaba, Mahmoud stated.

Mahmoud also highlighted a number of projects currently being studied that could potentially diversify and expand the company’s activities. This includes a project to supply natural gas directly to Al-Tur in South Sinai using compressed gas buses and connecting it to the pressure and measurement station in Al-Tur, as a new mechanism to find alternatives to the traditional gas line.

The project comes as a part of the Ministry of Petroleum’s strategy to increase the availability of natural gas and phase out the consumption of butane.