In 2012, the Kingdom local crude oil and natural gas production was nearly 279 thousand toe, i.e.3.5% of Jordan’s total energy needs. In view of the limited production of local resources, Jordan has depended on imports to meet its energy needs.
Crude oil and oil products imported in 2012 were around 7232 thousand toe. The quantities of natural gas imported from Egypt were around 587 million cubic meters. Total cost of imported crude oil, oil products and natural gas amounted to around JD 4539.2 million in 2012 which represents a growth rate of 18% as opposed to imports of 2011.
In 2012, the overall demand for primary energy was about 7979 thousand toe thereby posting an increasing rate of 6.8 % compared to demand in 2011. The total demand for final energy which is the energy available to consumers was nearly 5121 thousand toe with an increasing rate of 4.8% compared to the 2011 demand levels. On the other hand, the amount of demand for oil products was 3754 thousand toe.