Natural gas from Egypt to return to agreed level

Jordan Times reported that Egypt will resume supplies of natural gas to the Kingdom at levels stipulated in a bilateral agreement.

The decision, which takes into consideration the abundance of gas and the maintenance work carried out on pipelines on the Egyptian side was reached during a meeting in Cairo between Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mr Khalid Irani and Mr Sameh Fahmy Egyptian minister of energy.

Mr Irani was quoted by Petra as saying that Egypt will gradually resume providing Jordan with natural gas according to a schedule that starts on Sunday and continues through the end of this year explaining that Egyptian authorities will keep the ministry well informed through daily reports on the amount of natural gas that will be pumped into the country the next day.

Mr Irani pointed out that this procedure will help the ministry manage the amounts of natural gas it imports based on the country’s needs. He said that electricity generating stations will be supplied with heavy oil.

He also indicated that Mr Fahmy will visit Jordan during the coming two weeks to agree on another program to provide the Kingdom with Egyptian natural gas for 2011.

(Sourced from Jordan Times)


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