Middle East & Africa: Consumption
The growing popularity of non-associated gas will boost the MEA’s gas demand over the coming years.
The increased availability of non-associated gas from Saudi Arabia’s Wasit and Midyan projects is already reducing direct burning of crude oil by the kingdom’s power sector, a trend that is expected to continue. The latest figures indicate Saudi Arabia’s direct crude burn averaged 680,000 barrels per day in June 2017, a fall of 3.4% year on year. The direct crude burn averaged 424,000 b/d in H1 2017 compared with 474,000 b/d in H1 2016.