July 2013, Vol. 240 No. 7


Pipeline Project Between Iraq, Jordan To Get Underway

A double pipeline that will channel oil to Jordan from Iraq is expected to play a key role in the kingdom’s efforts to diversify and strengthen its energy sources. An agreement signed in April has paved the way for construction work to start on the $18 billion project with Iraqi officials estimating that the pipeline should be operational by 2017. The 1,680-km link will connect the Iraqi city of Basra with the Jordanian port city of Aqaba. Once completed, it will pump 1 MMbopd and 258 MMcf/d of natural gas from Iraq to Jordan. The pipeline will mark a major upgrade for Jordan, which receives its 15,000 bopd imports from Iraq by truck. An additional sub-line will be connec

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