Jordan is ready to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, according to a document obtained by TASS after a third meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Jordanian Commission.

According to the document, the Jordanian side suggested Gazprom to consider supplying liquefied natural gas to Jordan at a preferential price. The Jordanian government wants to set up joint ventures with Russian counterparts for the potential sale of mineral resources and the possible future exploration of Jordanian shale resources.

Additionally, Jordan and Russia expressed their readiness to expand bilateral cooperation in energy sector and agreed to exchange experience in exploration of mineral resources as well as technologies used in shale oil production.

In the past, Jordan struggled to find a reliable source of natural gas in part because of downstream problems faced by Egypt that had been shipping gas to the kingdom. In light of the difficulties, two Jordanian companies, Arab Potash and Jordan Bromine, secured a total gross quantity of 66bcf of natural gas to be imported from the Tamar field, located off the Israeli coast, in 2014, UPI reported.