‘Positive’ indicators for gas exploration operations in Jordan-Kharabsheh

Amman, June 26 (Petra) -Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Kharabsheh, announced “positive” indicators for gas exploration operations in Risha area, adding that feasibility studies are in their final stages for this purpose.

On the sidelines of his press conference held Wednesday with Minister of Government Communications and Government Spokesperson, Dr. Muhannad Mubaidin, to talk about details of the new time-related electricity tariff, Kharabsheh affirmed that the existing quantities of gas are “sufficient to cover needs of the Kingdom’s electrical system for dozens of years.”

Kharabsheh noted a third party is currently studying the gas reserves to confirm figures announced by other parties, which studied them.

The minister also referred to the compressed natural gas (CNG) station project that was recently inaugurated to supply the Kingdom’s industrial sector with CNG quantities, which is an “important” achievement made during His Majesty King Abdullah II’s reign.

In a related context, he said the ministry is currently working to advance Jordan’s mining sector to raise its economic indicators and strengthen the Kingdom’s position on the regional and global mining map and related industries within framework of the Economic Modernization Vision.
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26/06/2024 19:07:34