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Jordan agrees to import gas from Israel

File photo of the Meged Oil field, built on land carved out of the West Bank by Israel's separation wall
File photo of the Meged Oil field, built on land carved out of the West Bank by Israel's Separation Wall

The Jordanian government yesterday signed an agreement to import gas from Israel, a statement by the country’s national power company revealed.

Jordan’s National Electric Power Company Ltd (NEPCO), which represents the government, signed the agreement with the Mediterranean basin-developing company, Noble Energy,

According to a statement issued by NEPCO, under the terms of the agreement, Jordan with receive 40 per cent of its electricity-generating needs.

According to NEPCO statement, the deal will enhance regional cooperation and allow Jordan to utilise gas field discoveries in the Mediterranean to build a gas network with lines to export gas from these discoveries and link them to Europe.

Noble Energy owns 39 per cent of the Leviathan natural gas field in Israel.

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