First liquefied natural gas station in Jordan enters construction

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AMMAN — Construction works began for the first liquefied natural gas station in the Aqaba Industrial City, delivered from the Risha gas field of the Jordanian National Petroleum Company, Al-Ghad reported.اضافة اعلان

The Chairman of the Board of Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Ziad Saaideh emphasized that the project marks a significant milestone in developing the infrastructure of the oil and gas sector. It serves as a strategic investment to support energy supply security, enhance reliance on local energy sources, and increase their contribution to the overall energy mix.

He added that the project offers an effective solution for the industrial sector to cut production costs by utilizing locally produced natural gas at a lower price. This promotes the competitiveness of national industries, thereby, attracting investment, increasing employment opportunities, and involving the workforce in industrial and developmental projects.

Notably, these statements were made during his visit to the site last Thursday, in the presence of the CEO of Jordan Liquefied Gas Company, Mr. Khalil Abu Al-Rub, along with several directors and specialists from the Commission and relevant sectors.

Furthermore, he provided an overview of the project, emphasizing its aim to supply industrial clusters in Aqaba City with locally produced natural gas from Risha Field through tanks. He also commended the role of the EMRC in developing legislation that facilitated the procedures for licensing natural gas projects in Jordan.