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Dec 31,2015 - Last updated at Dec 31,2015
In January, talks were on hold between Jordan and Noble Energy to buy natural gas from Israeli fields over a period of 15 years at a total cost of $15 billion
In March, Jordan signed an agreement with Russia to build and operate the Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant. The plan entails building two nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts at a total cost of $10 billion
In June, Jordan signed 13 agreements to build several wind and solar power plants with a total capacity of 317 megawatts
In July, His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurated the Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Terminal in Aqaba to pump liquefied natural gas to electricity-generating stations across the Kingdom
In September, the Cabinet decided to exempt electric cars from registration fees, which range between JD8,000 and JD9,000
In October, Jordan chose Royal Dutch Shell to provide the Kingdom with 59.13 trillion British thermal units of liquefied natural gas per year over the next two years. The government also launched a project to switch the bulk of its public sector fleet to energy-efficient and eco-friendly electric vehicles 
In December, Jordan signed an agreement to build a $128 million solar-run power plant with a total capacity of 100 megawatts financed by a grant from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. In the same month, the King inaugurated the Tafileh Wind Project, which will produce around 400 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually at a total cost of $287 million. The Greater Amman Municipality also signed an agreement with the French Hyseo International to set up 10 electric car charging stations in Amman
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