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Local consumption of various oil derivatives decreased in 2020 — Energy Ministry

By JT - Jun 30,2021 - Last updated at Jun 30,2021

AMMAN — The volume of local consumption of various oil derivatives decreased to 3,415 tonnes in 2020, compared with 4,912 tonnes in 2016, according to data released by the Energy Ministry.

The consumption quantities included  463,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), 1,139 tonnes of gasoline, 137 tonnes of jet fuel, 83 tonnes of kerosene, 1,313 tonnes of diesel, 145 tonnes of fuel oil, and 135 tonnes of asphalt, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Tuesday, citing the ministry’s annual report.

The local production of natural gas increased from 3.6 billion cubic feet in 2017 to 5.3 billion cubic feet in 2020.

The Kingdom’s imports of crude oil went down from 2,978 tonnes in 2016 to 2,074 tonnes in 2020, LPG from 327,000 tonnes to 409,000 tonnes, diesel from 967,000 tonnes to 910,000 tonnes, gasoline from 832,000 tonnes to 773,000 tonnes and jet fuel from 64,000 tonnes in 2016 to zero in 2020.

The percentage of securing the supply of crude oil and oil derivatives was 100 per cent, with a sufficiency rate of 45 days, and 30 days for the sufficiency of LPG, 60 days for gasoline, and 60 days for diesel.

A total of 2,225 and 3,316 solar energy systems with a capacity of 2 kilowatts each were installed over two phases for underprivileged families benefitting from the national aid programme at the expense of Fils Al Reef, which is a fee added to each kilowatt a household uses.

A total of 500 solar heaters were installed with 30 per cent subsidy rate for the household sector, in addition to 181 solar-cell systems for places of worship until the end of 2020. A total of 13 schools have benefited from the Royal initiative to heat government schools.

The data revealed 21 areas open for investment in deep oil shale distillation, and the ministry conducted 324 chemical and mineral analyses and examinations during 2020.

The production capacity of the Risha gas field reached 27 million cubic feet, according to the ministry.

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