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Jordan’s appetite for pipeline imports to weigh on LNG

Recent agreements for pipeline volumes will likely give Jordan a stronger position in negotiations for new LNG purchases Recent agreements for pipeline volumes will likely give Jordan a stronger position in negotiations for new LNG purchases.
By Fatima Sadouki 19 November 2018 0 33360
A drillship in Israel’s Leviathan field. (Noble Energy)

Jordan’s plans to take more pipeline gas from Egypt and Israel will create competition with LNG and give Amman more pricing options. 

Growing gas production at Egypt’s giant offshore Zohr field allowed Jordan to resume imports of Egyptian gas in September this year.

Amman is planning to boost gas imports from Egypt through the 10.3 billion cubic metre per year Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP) from around 1 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) currently to 3 MMcm/d from the start of 2019, Hala Zawati, Jordanian minister of...