Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) declared on January 1, 2020 commencing the experiments of pumping natural gas from Noble Energy, in light of a signed deal between the two companies in 2016, according to The Jordan Times.

In order to ensure the readiness of the infrastructure, the experimental pumping of natural gas is expected to last for three months before starting the actual pumping.

In September 2016, NEPCO signed the 15-year agreement with Noble Energy to purchase $10 billion worth of natural gas. Under the agreement, Jordan is expected to save approximately JD 700 million by importing 250-300 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (mmcf/d) from Noble Energy. Moreover, the deal has stipulated that Jordan will receive 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.