Middle East Economic Survey


No 30



Jordans Parliament Approves Oil Shale Agreement With Shell

The lower house of the Jordanian parliament, or House of Representatives, on 15 July approved the oil shale agreement with Royal Dutch Shell, which was signed on 17 May, despite reservations from some deputies wanting to reject or postpone the deal (MEES, 25 May). The concession agreement, covering some 22,000 sq km in the north, east and south of the kingdom, was signed with a...