- Akl: Oil shale has not matured enough to turn into oil in Jordan
- Al-Sadiq: Several international studies indicate that there are large quantities of gas in Jordan
Hashim Akl, an expert in the oil and energy sector, said on Monday that there are no commercial quantities of oil in Jordan.
Akl added, during his hosting of the “Nabd Al-Balad” program, which is broadcast on the “Roya” channel, that there are also no commercial quantities of gas in Jordan suitable for selling purposes.
He explained that oil shale has not matured enough to turn into oil in the area where Jordan is located.
13 foreign companies explored for oil in Jordan
Akl pointed out that 13 foreign companies explored for oil in Jordan and drilled 142 oil wells.
After that, the National Petroleum Company took over oil exploration in Jordan, according to Akl.
Oil and gas expert Zuhair Al-Sadiq said, for his part, that there are several international studies indicating the presence of large quantities of gas in Jordan.--
Al-Sadiq added that these quantities are sufficient for Jordan’s needs, at the very least.-
outside the oil reservoir
And he indicated that most of the oil wells drilled in the Hamza field were outside the “oil reservoir” area.
He noted that most of the studies conducted on oil wells in Jordan were real.
The Iraqi National Oil Company conducted studies on areas in the Jordanian Azraq region in 1983, which revealed the existence of commercial quantities of oil, according to al-Sadiq.