Jordan has in the past 10 days received a total of 10,000 tons, or some 74,000 barrels of oil from Iraq, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Tuesday.
The shipments at an average of 7,400 barrels a day came in line with an oil agreement that the two sides renewed earlier this year, Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaldoun Qteishat was quoted as saying.
Qteishat made the remarks to reporters on Monday at a monthly news conference held by Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Nasser Judeh, according to the report.
"The ministry is cooperating with its Iraqi counterpart to overcome several challenges in order to meet the daily target of 10,000 barrels as stipulated in the agreement, to be increased gradually to 30,000 barrels," Qteishat told the reporters.
Based on the deal, Iraq was to provide Jordan with 10,000 barrels per day, which is 10 percent of the kingdom's daily needs, at a preferential price of 22 U.S. dollars a barrel lower than the international market price.
(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2008)