Jordan awards two oil shale exploration blocks

Jordan has signed a memorandum of understanding with Global Oil Shale Holdings, London, that covers exploration and production of the Attarat Umm Ghudran and Isfir Al Mahatta blocks in central and southern Jordan.

Global Oil Shale said it will mount an aggressive drilling campaign “so that the company can delineate the area it plans to retain for development,” adding, “We intend to complete our preliminary assessment over the next 12 months.”

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