Interruptions in Egyptian gas supply to Jordan costs Amman $5 mln per day
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Interruptions in supply of Egyptian gas to Jordan costs Amman $5 million a day, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said stressing that last year the import of Egyptian natural gas was interrupted 11 times, which totaled 150 days, Al-Jazeera TV channel reported on Thursday.
Judeh, who is on an official visit to Egypt, met with the country's President Mohamed Morsi and his colleague Mohamed Kamel Amr. The Egyptian side pledged to further comply with all security measures to prevent suspension of gas supply to Jordan.
Earlier, former Prime Minister of Jordan, Aoun El-Khassawneh said that in the case of continuing disruptions in gas supply from Egypt, Jordan's state treasury will lost $2 billion within the year.
In 2011, the Egyptian section of the Pan-Arab gas pipeline was the target of terrorist attacks. The explosion occurred at the section of the gas pipeline near El Arish in February. Gas supplies to Israel and Jordan were suspended for over a month and resumed on March 16.
Earlier, representative of the Jordanian Energy Ministry Mahmoud Al-Eys told Trend on earlier that Jordan is interested in increasing gas supplies to the country and the Azerbaijani gas is of big interest for Jordan.