Middle East & Africa: Consumption

November 2017

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will remain a key driver of gas demand in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in 2018.

The growing emphasis on non-associated gas production in GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait will continue to boost the appeal of gas in the region’s power sector. The GCC’s gas consumption amounted to 274.1 billion cubic metres in 2016, accounting for just over 43% of the MEA’s gas demand. GGA forecasts GCC gas demand will increase by an average of 2.1% per year between 2017 and 2020.

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