Jordan Energy

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Plans are under way to significantly boost Jordan’s energy independence over the coming years with a range of renewable power projects, including the largest solar power plant in the region.Plans are under way to significantly boost Jordan’s energy independence over the coming years with a range of renewable power projects, including the largest solar power plant in the region.

Jordan’s decision in 2012 to begin a phased withdrawal of electricity subsidies was undoubtedly a good one from the point of view of the kingdom’s public finances. 

Rising demand for power and disruptions to gas supplies from Egypt have left Jordan struggling to meet its energy requirements, with imports adding to the economic headache.

One of the biggest challenges facing Jordan is keeping up with the rapidly increasing demand for energy, as it continues to grow economically. Energy demand over the past four years increased rapidly after the population grew by an enormous 20% due to the Syrian refugee influx. Sabotage attacks in Egypt halted Egyptian gas supplies to Jordan,...

What is your vision for the energy sector, and, two years on, what has been the impact of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law?

While Jordan has few oil and gas resources of its own, it does have an abundance of several key natural resources that can potentially be used to produce energy. One of these is oil shale, the sedimentary rock that underlies around two-thirds of the kingdom’s territory – giving Jordan one of the largest deposits of this material anywhere in the world. Oil shale can be...

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