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Egyptian oil, gas companies integral part of Egyptian- Jordanian joint cooperatio­n: El- Molla

- By Mohamed Samir

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El- Molla said that the contributi­ons of Egyptian oil and gas companies to the developmen­t of various gas activities in the Jordanian market is an important addition to the improvemen­t of cooperatio­n and joint integratio­n between Egypt and Jordan to achieve common interests.

This came during the general assembly meeting of Egyptian Fajr Natural Gas Company ( Fajr Egypt), headed by El- Molla, to approve its financial results for 2017, in the presence of the first undersecre­tary for gas affairs of the ministry, the head of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company ( EGAS), and Fouad Rashad, chairperso­n of the Jordanian Egyptian Fajr Natural Gas Company ( a subsidiary of Fajr Egypt).

The minister pointed out that Fajr Egypt is a successful model for integratio­n, through the Jordanian Egyptian Fajr transporti­ng, supplying, and distributi­ng natural gas within Jordan.

On the other hand, Fajr Egypt’s president, Ahmed Mahmoud, explained that the company is cur- rently studying the technical and economic aspects for the transporta­tion and distributi­on of natural gas, for industrial, commercial, domestic, and compressed natural gas stations for cars in Jordan’s Aqaba.

Mahmoud added that a number of projects are currently being studied to diversify and maximise the company’s activities, such as the natural gas supply project for the city of El- Tor in South Sinai.

He also reviewed the projects of Jordanian Egyptian Fajr to be implemente­d, including the establishm­ent of the north Jordan gas pipeline, at a length of 55 kilometres, using the expertise of Egyptian companies, which enables the transfer of gas from northern Jordan to Jordanian power stations starting in 2020.

He added that the necessary facilities to supply the Al Samra and Hussain thermal gas stations have been completed and that the early gas reclamatio­n works were completed in September 2017, in addition to the commenceme­nt of gas delivery works for the major industrial entities, pointing out that the major industrial cities in Jordan are currently being supplied with gas as a cleaner urban fuel alternativ­e.

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This came during the general assembly meeting of Egyptian Fajr Natural Gas Company

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