The parliament of Jordan has voted to approve a draft law that would ban natural gas imports from Israel. According to local media reports, the parliament voted to ban the imports amid concern that Jordan would become too dependent on gas from its neighbor and civilian protests against buying gas from a country considered by some as an enemy state despite a 1994 peace treaty. Gas exports to Jordan from the giant Leviathan field — operated by US company Noble Energy — started on January 1 under a 2016 agreement with Jordan’s state-owned utility NEPCO. The agreement — for the supply of 45 Bcm of gas over a 15-year period — came into force […]