By JT – Feb 19,2020

AMMAN — Director General of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) Amjad Rawashdeh on Wednesday confirmed the resumption of pumping Egyptian natural gas to the Kingdom, according to the quantities and contractual terms agreed upon between Jordan and Egypt.

Regarding the reason for the disruption during the past few days, Rawashdeh said that it was “for purely technical reasons”, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In September 2019, NEPCO and the Jordanian-Egyptian FAJR for Natural Gas Transmission and Supply Company signed two agreements with two companies to provide them with natural gas.

The first agreement stipulates providing the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) with a daily supply of four million cubic feet of natural gas, while the other deal is an amendment to a gas provision agreement with Nuqul Group, according to a statement by the Ministry of Energy. Using natural gas contributes to lowering energy costs, the statement added.