Middle East & Africa: Consumption

May 2016

Gas consumption by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is rising, and this will drive overall gas demand in the Middle East and Africa during the summer.

Countries such as Saudi Arabia and Oman are boosting their non-associated gas production to help meet the growing demand for the fuel. Meanwhile, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are further increasing their reliance on imported LNG. GGA expects the combined gas demand of the GCC countries to increase by 4.6% year on year in H1 2016, to 144 bcm.