Jordan is may sign an agreement with Egypt to boost natural gas supplies to the Kingdom, an official said on Wednesday according to a Zawya report.
At a conference, Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources and Minister of Environment Khalid Irani said officials have been in close contact with the Egyptian side to increase the amounts of natural gas, with an agreement expected "soon."
Currently, Egypt gives Jordan 240 million cubic meters of gas annually as part of a 2004 agreement under which Cairo supplies Amman with natural gas at preferential prices, Zawya reported. Under the new agreement, the Kingdom would receive an additional 1 billion cubic meters, according to ministry officials.
At present, 60 percent of the Kingdom’s electricity is produced from natural gas, and the remainder from heavy oil and diesel, Irani noted.