Jordan and Egypt signed a gas sales agreement this week in Cairo that would see the kingdom import 50% of its gas needs from Egypt in 2019. Current Jordan gas demand is around 350mn cfd which fires virtually all of the country’s conventional power plants (MEES, 14 December 2018). Egypt began sending Jordan modest volumes last year with the remainder of Jordan’s gas coming from its FSRU offshore Aqaba (MEES, 30 November 2018).

Details on the deal are scarce: Jordan’s energy...