Iraqi oil tankers return amid safety concerns

Trebil border crossing
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AMMAN— A reliable source within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has confirmed that the return of several oil tankers carrying Iraqi oil to the Ramadi region in Iraq, due to protests near the Trebil border crossing, is primarily motivated by concerns for the safety of both the drivers and the tankers.اضافة اعلان

Furthermore, the source emphasized that the Iraqi authorities are committed to adhering to the memorandum of understanding signed between the two nations. There is ongoing coordination with the Iraqi side to ensure the safe passage of these tankers, Al Mamlaka TV reported.

The source also underlined that the quantities of oil imported from Iraq account for only 7 to 10 percent of Jordan's total needs for crude oil and petroleum products. The return of these tankers is not expected to have any significant impact on the supply of crude oil and petroleum products. This is due to major contracts in place between the Jordan Petroleum Refinery and Saudi Aramco, which already cover the majority of the kingdom's requirements for crude oil.

The source clarified that these existing contracts allow for an increase in import quantities in the event of any shortage from any source. Additionally, it was noted that Jordan maintains a strategic stockpile of crude oil, sufficient to cover the nation's needs for more than 44 days, while the stockpile of petroleum products is adequate for over two months of consumption.

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