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Parliamentary committee endorses nullification of oil agreement law

By JT - Dec 10,2019 - Last updated at Dec 10,2019

AMMAN — The Energy and Mineral Recourses Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday endorsed a bill that nullifies a law pertaining to the ratification of an oil exploration, production, sharing and evaluation agreement that had been reached between the Natural Resources Authority and Ammonite Energy Ltd. in Al Jafr and central Jordan.

Hussein Qaisi, who heads the Parliamentary Committee, said that the government from the very beginning should decide whether companies expressing interest in oil exploration are serious about the job or not, through examining their background.

The reason for the committee’s decision is failure by Ammonite Energy Ltd. to implement its commitments, under the contract on oil exploration in Jafr and central Jordan, he said. The committee’s meeting was attended by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati and other energy sector officials.

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