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Egypt to resume natural gas flow to Jordan

Natural gas flow will resume flowing from Egypt to Jordan, says Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour following a visit from his Egyptian counterpart

MENA, Friday 21 Dec 2012
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Egypt will resume pumping natural gas to Jordan at about 250 million cubic feet per day, following Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's visit to the Jordanian capital.

Qandil arrived in Amman Thursday to hold talks with his Jordanian counterpart on developing strong bilateral relations as well as strengthening economic ties between the two countries.

Egypt halted natural gas exports to Jordan in March after several gas pipelines were blown up in the Sinai Peninsula.

Furthermore, the government had publicly noted on several occasions the increased local consumption of natural gas.

Jordan, which depends on Egyptian gas for 80 per cent of its energy needs, was forced to switch to fossil fuels to compensate for the stoppage.

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