World Bulletin / News Desk
It has been reported that Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to start negotiations over the possibility of Jordan purchasing natural gas from a field that was recently discovered off the coast of Gaza.
Gamal Qumwa, the chairperson of the energy committee in the Jordanian parliament, told Anadolu Agency that the preliminary agreement includes supplying Jordan with 150 cubic feet of natural gas from Gaza's field.
He also noted that this would cover half of Jordan's natural gas needs for the next 15 to 20 years, during which time Jordan will receive half of the field's production, Middle-East Monitor reported.
The relatively low cost due to the proximity of Gaza's gas field to Jordan was another factor that made the deal so alluring to Jordan, Qumwa pointed out, but the gas would be initially transported via ships until the construction work for a pipeline between Gaza and the Al-Aqaba gas port in Jordan is complete.Last Mod: 23 Ağustos 2014, 16:58