Jordan is looking to build a new refinery in the port of Aqaba is processed from Iraqi oil. 

"Jordan wants to build a refinery in Aqaba to deal with Iraqi crude from a planned pipeline connecting Basra with the Red Sea port, where the country aims to reduce its energy imports by 2020," Bloomberg quoted the Jordanian oil minister as saying. 

"The refinery is being updated in Zarqa," said former energy minister Hala al-Zawati. "If there is a pipeline from Iraq, we will be looking for a new refinery in Aqaba."

Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba could have a million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from a planned oil pipeline from the southern fields of Basra. 

In February of this year, the Jordanian cabinet approved an oil pipeline with a capacity of one million barrels a day, an oil source from southern Iraq fields in Basra. The state is currently expanding its sole refinery in Zarqa to $ 1.6 billion to boost production capacity. 120 thousand barrels per day.