AMMAN Ñ Jordan has received its first shipment of oil from Saudi
Officials said a Saudi tanker with 100,000 tons of crude oil arrived in
the Jordanian port of Aqaba on Sunday. They said the tanker marked the
of the first Saudi oil shipment as part of an agreement arranged by the
Saudi Arabia has pledged to supply the Hashemite kingdom with three
months of free oil to replace Amman's sole supplier, Iraq. Kuwait and the
United Arab Emirates have also pledged to supply oil to Jordan.
Riyad has not announced oil shipments to Jordan. But Kuwait said it will
supply three months of oil to Amman. In all, Jordan expects to receive
100,000 barrels of oil a day.