Middle East Economic Survey


No 21



Jordan Signs Oil Shale Agreement With Shell

Jordans Natural Resources Authority (NRA) and Royal Dutch Shell on 17 May signed a concession agreement for oil shale exploration in an area of some 22,000 sq km in the north, east and south of the kingdom at the close of the World Economic Forum (WEF), held in Jordans Dead Sea region. According to the NRA director Mahir Hijazin, the agreement consists of three main parts, corresponding to...