Supply & Demand

The UAE is set to increase its reliance on gas

The UAE will boost its gas production to meet growing demand for the fuel, but the diversification of its power mix and gas supply sources will also be crucial to fulfil its rising energy needs The UAE will boost its gas production to meet growing demand for the fuel, but the diversification of its power mix and gas supply sources will also be crucial to fulfil its rising energy needs.
By Abhishek Kumar 19 July 2018 0 31722
Geopolitical factors and cost concerns will continue to dampen the emirates’ appetite for imported gas. (Mubarak Fahad/flickr)

Gas will play an ever more important role in the energy mix of the United Arab Emirates over the coming years as the country’s energy demand growth gathers pace. The power and industrial sectors will drive the UAE’s gas consumption, requiring it to boost domestic output and diversify its sources of the fuel. The UAE is pushing ahead with structural reforms necessary to increase gas output, but more needs to be done. Meanwhile, emirates such as Dubai are diversifying their power generation portfolios by promoting...