Ethiopia has terminated the Poly-GCL licence given a lack of progress in developing the Calub and Hilala gas fields.
At least 13 people have been killed and hundreds of others are reported injured following a toxic gas leak from a storage tank in Jordan.
Jordan and Israel have agreed to co-operate on solar and desalination projects, with support from the US and United Arab Emirates.
Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has struck a deal to carry out studies with Jordan on green hydrogen.
Egypt has agreed to export natural gas to Lebanon, via Jordan and Syria, following a meeting involving the four states’ energy ministers in Amman.
A number of states have signed an agreement formalising the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).
A pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai has been bombed, according to reports on February 2, but imports from Israel have continued unabated.
Jordon has made a renewables first for the Arab world, it was today said.
Scatec has started operating a 22MW photovoltaic plant in Jordan.
Growth in the LNG market is not likely to happen until next year, according to new research on the current marketplace. Wood Mackenzie’s latest review of the global LNG industry found the market was characterised by weak Asian demand last year, with a year on year decline of 2%. Many LNG players are said to have shifted their focus from developing markets and have been employing new regasification capacity as a result.
Questerre Energy has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The agreement is for the appraisal and development of oil shale acreage in Jordan. It encompasses two blocks covering 388km in the Isfir-Jafr area, which is 200km south of the capital, Amman.