|Aqaba Pipeline Project To Be Prioritised||The project to develop an export pipeline to the port of Aqaba in Jordan will be prioritised by the Iraq Oil Ministry following an rise in tensions within the region.
The pipeline is planned to extend from Aqaba to an energy station in Najaf, Iraq, covering a total distance of around 350km. Original plans were for a twin pipeline to carry oil and gas separately however it is believed that the oil pipeline will now be developed initially, with the gas pipeline to be constructed in the next phase.
The $3bn project will also include pump stations and was approved in February by Jordan's cabinet.||21/05/2018
|03/01/2019 UPDATE||Iraq and Jordan have also agreed to finalize a framework agreement for the construction of an Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline connecting Basra to Aqaba in the first quarter of 2019.||03/01/2019
|29/03/2019 UPDATE||Iraq Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has announced the completion of technical preparations for the extension of the country's oil pipeline to Aqaba port in Jordan, with the pipelines export capacity expected to reach 1 million barrels per day. The technical plans cover numerous elements of the project including funding, capacity, component and connections to oilfields in Kirkuk.||29/03/2019