Latest Oil shale in Jordan Stories

2008-11-04 12:00:21

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia and Finnish minerals processing company Outotec have signed an agreement to form a joint company for the development and marketing of environmentally sustainable and economically viable oil shale processing methods. Eesti Energia is a major user of oil shale. Eesti Energia will have a majority 60% stake in the new company, while Outotec will hold the remaining 40% stake. The new company aims to become a significant supplier of oil shale technology...

2008-09-11 09:00:40

Jordan signs oil shale deal with Brazilian-French consortium AMMAN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday signed an oil shale deal with a Brazilian-French consortium, the official Petra news agency reported. The three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Natural Resources Authority (NRA) and a consortium including Brazilian Petrobras Company and French Total Company. Under the MoU, the consortium will carry out a comprehensive excavation program in Wadi Al Maghar...

2008-09-02 12:00:29

Estonian electricity generation company Eesti Energia's head of combined energy generation division, Toomas Niinemae, has announced his intention to leave the company, effective September 15, 2008. Mr Niinemae has held various posts with different Eesti Energia-owned companies since 1999. He is the head of the Iru power plant. Mr Niinemae said: "The decision to take on a new challenge was made with a heavy heart, as I have over the years made my personal contribution to the development of...

2008-09-02 09:00:36

Jordan to tune oil shale into commercial oil in 3 years AMMAN, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Jordan is expected to conclude a new oil shale deal which promises to pump oil in commercial quantities within three years, four years ahead of previous estimate, local daily The Jordan Times quoted a top official on Sunday. "A specialized company has contacted the government recently, expressing its interest to invest in the kingdom's huge reserves of oil shale," said an official on condition of...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

Jordan to tap oil shale within decade AMMAN, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Natural Resource Authority ( NRA) said the kingdom is expected to start commercial oil shale extraction within next decade, local daily Jordan Times reported on Thursday. NRA Director Maher Hijazin said the government will soon sign a concession deal with Royal Dutch Shell Oil, under which Shell will survey and develop some 22,000 square meters' lands in southern and central the kingdom, nearly one quarter of its...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

Jordan is one of the five richest countries in oil shale:official AMMAN, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Director General of Jordanian Natural Resources Authority (NRA) Maher Hijazin said on Monday that Jordan is considered one of the five richest countries in oil shale in the world. "The kingdom's estimated reserves of this material is about 40 billion tonnes, which is expected to be doubled in the coming years," Hijazin said. The comments were made during a meeting on "oil shale and power...

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