Jordan to re-export controversial gas cylinders

تم نشره في Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 06:25 PM - آخر تعديل في Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 06:26 PM
  • In this undated file photo, a worker is carrying a gas cylinder in Amman

By Reham Zedan

AMMAN — Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) said on Thursday it will re-export the 250,000 gas cylinders found unfit for use within the Kingdom, ending more than four months of controversy surrounding the JD5 million deal.

The JPRC imported the cylinders from the Indian manufacturer Mauria Udyog early 2013, but the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (JISM) found them not to comply with local standards on October 22 of the same year, which led to a series of tests by international and independent institutions that had conflicting results.

On February 2, 2014, the JPRC sent more samples to a testing lab in Germany, and are still waiting for the results.

The Thursday decision by the sole provider of petroleum products in the kingdom came after Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said the JISM has the final say on whether the cylinders can be distributed to the local market or not.

The legal period for the re-exportation of the cylinders ended on the February 10, and the JPRC filed a request for extension.  

 

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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