Jordan oil shale exploration deal signed

13 April 2010

Jordan's Natural Resources Authority has signed an oil shale exploration agreement with the National Company for Oil Shale and Electricity Production, marking the first venture for a Jordanian public shareholding company in the field, Jordan Times has reported. Under the deal, the company will conduct two years of economic, environmental and technical feasibility studies in a 51-square-kilometre area in the Bayar region in the south of the kingdom.

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