Jordan resorts to heavy fuel for power generation
Disrupted gas supplies from Egypt force Jordan to use alternative fuel
The Jordanian cabinet has adopted a package of measures in an attempt to reduce the country’s electricity consumption, following the halt of gas supplies from Egypt, according to a report by the Arab News.
Khalid Touqan, Jordan’s Energy Minister, told an emergency cabinet session that Jordan would have to resort to heavy fuel to power the country’s generation, to try and make up for the loss of the Egyptian gas supplies.
“The cabinet discussed the steps that should be taken to address the additional burden on the treasury, as well as moving swiftly to find alternative resources for boosting the country’s reserves of fuel and oil derivatives,” a statement from the premier’s office said.