Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has invited contractors to prequalify to build a strategic petroleum reserves terminal near ‘Amman during 2014-15. The ministry said the terminal will have capacity to store 250,000-300,000 tons of white products (gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel and diesel) and 8,000 tons of LPG. It will be located to the east of the capital and will include road tanker loading and unloading facilities, electricity supply and water handling systems.

Germany’s ILF Consulting Engineers has been appointed project management contractor for the ‘Amman terminal construction. The company is already overseeing the revamping of the marine terminal and storage facilities at ‘Aqaba. Both projects are part of the ministry’s plan to meet rapidly rising fuel demand. Total imports of crude oil and products have risen from 4.54mn tons in 2008 to 7.13mn tons in 2012. (CONTINUED - 283 WORDS)