Jordan scraps oil deal with US firm

19 April 2010

The Jordanian government has cancelled a partnership deal with US Trans-Global Petroleum Exploration Co for exploring oil and gas in the Dead Sea and Wadi Araba areas, Kuna has reported. The decision was made by the Jordanian cabinet after the US firm had failed to fulfil its contractual commitments, including reluctance to pay $2m in fees, Jordan's Natural Resources Authority director general, Maher Hijazeen said.

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