Royal Dutch Shell, which produces a range of oil-based products, including Shell Omala S2 G 320 and Shell Tellus S2 M 32, is set to provide up to 40% of Jordan’s electricity generation requirements.
It has been reported that the oil giant will furnish the Middle Eastern nation with approximately 59.13 trillion British thermal units of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between 2016 and 2017.
The country already imports 97% of its energy requirements, and according to General Abdel Fattah Daradkeh from the National Electric Power Company, Shell has been awarded the contract to provide it with Liquefied Natural Gas for the next two years.
The tender to purchase trillions of units of LNG for the next four years was put out in July this year, and according to an official source, only a few suppliers put in bids, which is why Shell was awarded the tender for the next two years at least.
Under the new two-year deal, Shell will send between 18 and 20 shipments of liquefied natural gas to Jordan every year. Each individual shipment will consist of between 3.2 and 3.3 trillion British thermal units.
As well as sourcing 40% of its energy needs from Shell, Jordan is also looking to neighbouring Egypt, where a giant gas field has recently been discovered. This means it may be able to provide Jordan with some of its gas needs in the future.
Shell recently signed an agreement with Jordan to provide the kingdom with 150 million cubic feet of Liquefied natural gas between now and 2020.