Iraq and Jordan plan oil pipeline
Baghdad, January 4, 2011
Iraq and Jordan have agreed in principle on building a pipeline to supply Amman with crude oil for the coming decades, officials of the neighbouring countries said, during a visit by Jordan’s prime minister.
Ali Al Dabbagh, spokesman for the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, said at a Press conference with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Al Safadi, that Iraq’s current supply of 10,000 barrels per day to Jordan by truck did not meet its needs.
“Iraq and Jordan agreed in principle to establish an oil pipeline to transport crude oil to Al Zarqa refinery in Jordan,” Al Dabbagh was quoted as saying in a report in our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News.