Shell secures two-year LNG supply contract with Jordan

LNGcarrier KenHodge flickrShell is expected to provide nearly 20 shipments of LNG for two years. (Image source: KenHodge/Flickr)Shell has won a two-year contract to provide Jordan with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2016 and 2017 

According to the contract, Shell is expected to provide up to 20 shipments of LNG for the next two years, said Jordan's National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) director general Abdel Fattah Daradkeh. Each shipment is about 3.3 trillion British Thermal Units (BTUs). The supply will cover around 40 per cent of Jordan's annual power needs. 

Back in July 2015, NEPCO floated a tender for the purchase of LNG for four years, but awarded the contract to Shell for two years as a few companies had submitted bids to supply the gas for four years. Daradkeh explained that their prerogative currently was to secure supply for two years first. 

Shell had signed a different agreement with Jordan for the supply of 4.2 cu/m of LNG per day for five years. Jordan imports nearly 97 per cent of its energy needs, and specially relies on LNG for power generation. 

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