Iraq to Give Jordan Free Crude Oil

By John Lee.

The Iraqi cabinet decided on Tuesday to give neighboring Jordan 100,000 barrels of oil as a gift to help it overcome its economic difficulties.

According to a report from Businessweek, the move could be seen as an attempt by the Shiite-led Iraqi government to offer support to one of its Sunni neighbors.

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled to Jordan because of violence that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of their country.

Recent increases in energy prices have sparked nationwide protests in Jordan, some of them violent, and there have even been calls for Jordan's King Abdullah II to step down.

According to an agreement with Iraq, Jordan buys 15,000 barrels of oil a day, with preferential prices of less than $18 a barrel, about one-fifth of the current market price of oil.

(Source: Businessweek)


One Response to Iraq to Give Jordan Free Crude Oil

  1. Ramy S. 3rd December 2012 at 06:22 #

    This is happy news, I hope Iraq continues to help it's neighbors and reduce this selfness in the world.

    As for the sectarian comment placed in this Article, it's unacceptable. It's enough that we have to get it from International Media and Politics, we hope to at least have something more Human and less politically influenced (even if there is evidence of it, which at the moment there is none).