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Published: Thursday - 2019-07-11 - 02:08 Last modified: Thursday - 2019-07-11- 02:17 980 Zawati: The start of the transfer of Iraqi oil to the Kingdom at the end of this month Follow @alrai Amman - Al-Rai Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zwati said that the process of transporting 10,000 barrels of oil per day from Iraq will begin before the end of this month. The minister's statement came during talks in Baghdad with Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir al-Ghadhban during which they discussed bilateral cooperation relations, especially the developments of Iraq's oil export pipeline through the port of Aqaba. Minister Zuwati briefed the Minister on the presence of the Kingdom's ambassador to Iraq, Montaser Al-Aqla, on the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers to approve a draft pipeline for the export of Iraqi oil from oil fields in Rumaila in Basra to the port of Aqaba through the Jordanian territories. Minister Zwati stressed the importance of the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers to approve the project, which transfers about one million barrels of oil per day from the city of Basra for export through the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea. Zuwati said that the approval of the Iraqi Council of Ministers will be followed by the signing of an agreement between Jordan and Iraq and then start the implementation of the pipeline project, which will extend from the city of Basra and branch to the oil refinery in the city of Zarqa through the Kingdom's land to the port of Aqaba and to the international market. She pointed out that Jordan and Iraq agreed during the ministerial meeting held in Baghdad early this year headed by the two prime ministers to move forward with the project which serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples by opening a new port for Iraq's oil exports and granting Jordan the right to buy 150,000 barrels of oil per day through the pipeline Which is estimated to cost about 5 billion dollars. Zwati praised the brotherly ties between Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, especially in the energy field, stressing the importance of joint projects in the service of the two countries and the interests of the two brotherly peoples. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced Tuesday that the Iraqi cabinet has approved the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project, stressing that any impediment to the export of oil through the Strait of Hormuz will affect the Iraqi economy, which depends on oil imports and the Council of Ministers is considering alternatives to find different paths And diversified to ensure the continuation of the movement of Iraqi oil exports in a streamlined manner. For his part, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban said that the Cabinet approved the project of export (Rumaila - Aqaba) capacity of one million barrels per day through the implementation of a pipeline project to transport crude oil from oil fields in Rumaila Basra to the port of Aqaba on the sea the Red. The Jordanian and Iraqi sides agreed at the end of talks for the two prime ministers of the two countries on February 2 to start studies necessary for the construction of Iraqi-Jordanian oil pipeline, which runs from Basra through Haditha and then to the port of Aqaba. On the other hand, the two sides discussed the latest developments in supplying Jordan with about 10,000 barrels of crude oil per day. In January, Iraq agreed to supply Jordan with Kirkuk crude from the Baiji plant in accordance with a price formula linked to the price of Brent crude, minus transportation costs and different specifications.
Iraq confirms the re-opening of the Trebil border crossing soon .. and Jordan denies By Omar Al Mansouri two hours ago Iraqi - Jordanian border - the AFP Roudao - Erbil announced member of the Anbar provincial council, Hamid Ahmed Hashem, that this is not the time for re - opening of the land crossing between Iraq and Jordan. He spoke Hashem, network Roudao media, saying that "the moment is not suitable for re - opening of the Trebil border crossing with Jordan for failing to secure the road international express which is controlled by some of the armed groups. " he added that" Anbar Provincial Council is currently considering two offers from two US companies to take over securing the international highway link between Baghdad and the Jordanian border tasks. " Saying that "if the international line we will work to secure the reopening of the Trebil border crossing with Jordan 's side." He said that " the Trebil border crossing will work on the recovery of theIraqi economy dramatically and the Jordanian side is looking forward to the return of Trebil to work again." In the same context , said the economist, Hammam Chandler, the Trebil border crossing is one of the important choices for the recovery of overall Iraqi economy and Anbar province in particular , . he spoke Chandler Roudao saying that "Trebil border crossing is of great economic importance for Iraq because it is the only port overlooking the trade with East Asian countries." as explained by saying: the Kurdistan region will witness a remarkable recovery in the event of benefit from the Trebil border crossing because that will reduce reliance on trade across the perpetrators of Turkey, Iran and facilitate transit trade of the East Asian countries. the General Company for travelers and delegations in the ministry director Abdullah and coffee, had confirmed on Monday determined to re - conduct of the company 's buses on the road , " the Baghdad -Amman" fast, through the crossing after locked by security forces , referring to the ministry 's coordination with the Jordanian side in this regard. Laibi explained that the opening of this line will contribute to increasing commercial traffic and economic returns to the country, adding that the company is working to adopt a well thought out plans for the advancement of financial reality and create new revenue contributed by turning it from losing to winning. it was Trebil border crossing Indeed western Anbar province, which offset Ruwaished crossing on the Jordanian side, was closed and more than once, since the invasion of the organization "Daesh" vast areas stretched from northern Iraq and even the west in 2014. For his part , Jordanian government source said the country did not officially inform the Iraqi side a specific date for the opening of Trebil crossing. He explained that the crossing from the Jordanian side is ready to re -opening, especially since Jordan conducted more than willing previously to its opening, but the security conditions in the Iraqi side was postponed opening always. " he said that" trucks and vehicles of Jordan will not cross the border post between the two countries at the beginning, for security reasons, especially since Jordan 's property is considered a target for organizing Daesh terrorist. " he pointed out that Jordan would accept the unloading of goods in the no man 's land between the two countries, then the Iraqi trucks return loading and transport to the various governorates of Iraq. the Iraq closed Trebil crossing fully in July last year, which led to the suspension of trade exchange between the two countries. and saw the Jordanian exports to Iraq a significant decline over the past year amounted to 40%, reaching $ 695 million in 2015, while it was $ 1.2 billion in 2014.