Jordan expected to resume importing Iraqi oil

If Jordan were to reach maximum oil production, it could be enjoying up to 1 million barrels a day, claims geologist Zuhair Sadiq. (Photo: Pixabay)
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AMMAN — Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy for Energy Affairs Hassan Al-Hiyari said that Jordan will resume importing Iraqi oil after the two countries sign a memorandum of understanding in the middle of next week, according to Ammon News.اضافة اعلان

Hiyari said that some of the terms of the memorandum expired on January 28, but work is under way to renew the terms and resume Iraqi exports to Jordan.

Hiyari said that Jordan imported 1.5 million barrels of Iraqi crude oil from last September, when it started importing from Iraq, until the end of January, adding that the daily average amounted to about 9,835 barrels.

He said that Jordan’s import of Iraqi crude oil amounted to 309,962 barrels during January, at a rate of 9,999 barrels per day.

Jordan is bound by the memorandum to provide fuel bowsers to transport Iraqi crude oil from the Baiji District, in Iraq, to the Jordan Petroleum Refinery in Zarqa.

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