The Jordan Energy Investment Summit Launches in Amman

Over 80 regional and international delegates to discuss renewables, oil shale, nuclear, petroleum and gas

Online PR News – 11-October-2011 – – Amman - Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Khaled Touqan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Jordan Energy Investment Summit was launched today in Amman with over 80 delegates congregating to discuss opportunities and developments in the energy sector.

With His Excellency Dr. Maher Hijazin, Ex-Director General, Jordan's Natural Resources Authority inaugural statement, the summit began its deliberations with a list of honorable guest speakers including: H. E. Dr. Mousa Ali Alhamdan Alzyoud, Director General, Natural Resource Authority, Jordan, Mr. Elais Samir Farraj, Deputy CEO, Jordan Investment Board, Mr. Mazen Al-Ramini, Head of Policies & Contracts Division & Petroleum & Oil Shale Directorate, Natural Resource Authority, Mr. Thomas Meijssen, General Manager, Jordan Oil Shale Company & Shell Country Chair, Jordan, Eng. Munther Akroush, Director – Operations, Jordan Energy and Mining Ltd., Mr. Andres Anijalg, Project Director - Oil Shale, Enefit, Estonia, Mr. Iran Garcia da Costa, General Manager, Petrobas, Turkey, Eng. A. K. Alawin, CEO Jordan Petroleum Refining Company, Mr. Othman Okasheh, Acting Director General, National Petroleum Company, Jordan, Dr. Richard Bass, Director, Energy, Navigant, UK and Mr. Martin Amison, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP, UK.

This, the first day of the two day summit will focus its attention on Jordan's oil shale reserves and opportunities, downstream and gas production and the quest for alternative supplies of gas. Day two will see the focus shift to renewable energy sources namely nuclear energy and conservation.


About the IIR Jordan Energy Summit:
The only energy investment summit for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan brings together repre-sentatives of the global business community for efficient exchange of experience and definition of new investment opportunities. This conference is a must-attend for those interested in exploring new business developments and investment opportunities in Jordan’s energy sector, from senior government officials to international operating companies to financiers and investors. The confe-rence is supported by the Ministry Of Energy and Mineral Resources and the National Center for Research & Development. For more information, visit