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Jordan energy report

Jordan energy report
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This analysis includes a comprehensive Jordan energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.


  • The country's objectives for 2030 are to reduce natural gas imports in the power mix to 53% and achieve 14% of renewables in the energy mix.
  • IPPs represent around ¾ of power production.
  • NPC is in charge of oil exploration and production. The country's sole refinery is operated by JPRC.
  • The country has large oil shale and solar resources. Gas supplies 77% of the power mix.
  • In 2020, gasoline and diesel prices were back to 2017 levels. Kerosene and LPG prices remained unchanged.
  • The country's energy consumption has fallen by 10% since 2017. Oil supplies more than 60% of total consumption.
  • Electricity demand should grow by an average of 6.5%/year until 2030.


of final consumption in 2020


of renewables in the power mix by 2030


of power mix from local sources by 2030

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) coordinates the energy sector.

    EMRC, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission was created in 2014 by merging several regulatory bodies (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Natural Resources Authority and Electricity Regulatory Commission).

  • Energy Supply


    Gas production, which began in 1989 (Risha fields), is limited (0.17 bcm in 2020). It is used for electricity generation.

  • Energy Prices


    With the rationalisation of consumption in mind, the prices of oil products have been raised in line with import and production costs. In 2012, Jordan lifted fuel subsidies, which implied a major rise in gasoline prices (+14% for lower grade gasoline, +33% for diesel (and kerosene) more than 50% for LPG).

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita is 0.7 toe/cap, including 1 850 kWh of electricity (2020).

    The country's overall consumption (around 8 Mtoe in 2020) has decreased by 3.5% since 2017.

    Oil is the country's main energy source, with 52% of total consumption, followed by natural gas with 38%.


  • Issues & Prospects


    According to the Ministry, electricity demand should grow by an average of 6.5%/year until 2030, to 52 TWh. The country's overall capacity should reach 8 GW in 2030 and 14 GW in 2040 (intermediate scenario).

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy Emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2020 %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total consumption market share by energy (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2020, %)
  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GDP growth, imports and exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil and gas reserves, electric and refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All are detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data including consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source and sector, and electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Single table displaying the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator.

The Jordan energy market data since 1990 and up to is included in the Excel file accompanying the Jordan country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.

Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Jordan Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Jordan energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

The Jordan country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • New capacities: Current power mix, installed capacity at date, capacity under construction and under development.
  • Power Sector Performances: Historical data on installed capacity, power generation, thermal power plants inputs, average thermal power plant efficiency, CO2 emissions of the power sector, carbon factor of the power sector.