Jordan's oil shale reserves are among the richest in the world, but for years investing on exploration did not seem feasible for the country. 

Oil shale is an organic-rich rock that when heated, cooled, and then distilled yields oil, a process known as retorting.

Jordan, which is dependent on Egyptian natural gas, now plans to focus on its own oil reserves.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen al-Shamayleh reports from Al Lajjoun, in southern Jordan.

Source: Aljazeera