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September 28, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abdullah Nsour put plainly the woes of Jordan as seen from his city in the rocky hills northwest of Amman. "People come to me and say, 'Mr. Mayor, I'm going to be ruined,' " he said. "Our problem is poverty." Other cities are hurting more in the backwash of the trade embargo against Iraq. In the southern port of Aqaba, for instance, there are only two or three ships this week at docks with room for 16. The shock was sudden in Aqaba.
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February 14, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government on Wednesday nailed down Syrian petroleum supplies to replace war-disrupted imports from Iraq and keep its staggering economy fueled, Jordanian officials said. Amman will have to pay world market prices instead of the discount deal provided by Baghdad in recent years, but the supply line should be secure, the officials said. Iraqi oil, brought into Jordan by tanker trucks, will continue to supply most of Jordan's needs.
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February 14, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government on Wednesday nailed down Syrian petroleum supplies to replace war-disrupted imports from Iraq and keep its staggering economy fueled, Jordanian officials said. Amman will have to pay world market prices instead of the discount deal provided by Baghdad in recent years, but the supply line should be secure, the officials said. Iraqi oil, brought into Jordan by tanker trucks, will continue to supply most of Jordan's needs.
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February 7, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ahmed Mahmood rolled his 37 tons of crude across the Iraqi border crossing here Wednesday morning, a living portrait of Jordan's modern-day road warriors. His 24-wheel tanker truck was shot through with shrapnel, his eyes were wide with exhaustion and fear and his heart heavy with determination and anger.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ahmed Mahmood rolled his 37 tons of crude across the Iraqi border crossing here Wednesday morning, a living portrait of Jordan's modern-day road warriors. His 24-wheel tanker truck was shot through with shrapnel, his eyes were wide with exhaustion and fear and his heart heavy with determination and anger.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Jordan with half its daily oil needs, Jordanian officials said Wednesday, in a move that observers said is aimed at weaning Jordan from its reluctance to apply a U.N. trade embargo against Iraq. The provision of oil would help cushion some of the cost for Jordan of enforcing an embargo against Iraq, which invaded Kuwait three weeks ago. For the past decade, Jordan has received 90% of its crude from Iraq.
NEWS
March 12, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
For several weeks now, the salons of Amman have been abuzz with stories about "Zait Gate," an olive oil scandal said to extend from the Israeli-occupied West Bank to the highest echelons in Jordan. According to stories that have appeared in Arab newspapers on the West Bank, the scandal involves the possibility of corruption on the part of senior officials in the purchase of a huge quantity of olive oil by the Jordanian government for use by the army and other security forces.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
Houston-based Amoco plans to pull out of Jordan after drilling two wells without finding oil in the last three years, industry sources said today. They said the Amoco Jordan Petroleum Co. told the Natural Resources Authority informally that it did not expect to go into the second phase of its 7 1/2-year concession. NRA Director-General Kamal Jreisat said the Amoco subsidiary had spent around $12 million.
NEWS
October 27, 1990
Military Front: The determination by American military officials that as many as 100,000 additional troops are needed in the Persian Gulf could delay the timetable for a U.S. decision on the next step in the crisis and set the stage for a long-term standoff, officials said. Bush Administration sources said Iraq has wired Kuwait's four oil refineries with plastic explosives capable of knocking out the emirate's entire refining capacity.
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November 25, 1991 | From Reuters
Iraq is quietly exporting small quantities of refined oil products in defiance of the U.N. trade embargo, Mideast diplomats said Sunday. They said Iraq is selling the products--mainly diesel fuel and kerosene--to Lebanon and Turkey to help pay for food in the face of the sanctions and frozen foreign assets. The quantities involved are small, the diplomats said, but they help reduce Baghdad's food import bill of $100 million a month.
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September 28, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abdullah Nsour put plainly the woes of Jordan as seen from his city in the rocky hills northwest of Amman. "People come to me and say, 'Mr. Mayor, I'm going to be ruined,' " he said. "Our problem is poverty." Other cities are hurting more in the backwash of the trade embargo against Iraq. In the southern port of Aqaba, for instance, there are only two or three ships this week at docks with room for 16. The shock was sudden in Aqaba.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide Jordan with half its daily oil needs, Jordanian officials said Wednesday, in a move that observers said is aimed at weaning Jordan from its reluctance to apply a U.N. trade embargo against Iraq. The provision of oil would help cushion some of the cost for Jordan of enforcing an embargo against Iraq, which invaded Kuwait three weeks ago. For the past decade, Jordan has received 90% of its crude from Iraq.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
Houston-based Amoco plans to pull out of Jordan after drilling two wells without finding oil in the last three years, industry sources said today. They said the Amoco Jordan Petroleum Co. told the Natural Resources Authority informally that it did not expect to go into the second phase of its 7 1/2-year concession. NRA Director-General Kamal Jreisat said the Amoco subsidiary had spent around $12 million.
NEWS
March 12, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
For several weeks now, the salons of Amman have been abuzz with stories about "Zait Gate," an olive oil scandal said to extend from the Israeli-occupied West Bank to the highest echelons in Jordan. According to stories that have appeared in Arab newspapers on the West Bank, the scandal involves the possibility of corruption on the part of senior officials in the purchase of a huge quantity of olive oil by the Jordanian government for use by the army and other security forces.
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