Exploration & Production

Saudi Aramco’s gas output hits ‘all-time high’

Saudi Arabia is making strides in increasing its gas output, with production booming in 2016 Saudi Arabia is making strides in increasing its gas output, with production booming in 2016.
By Verity Ratcliffe 11 July 2017 0 26710
A Saudi Arabian gas processing plant. The country is boosting its gas output. (Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Aramco’s gas production reached an "all-time high" in 2016, the company announced in its annual review. Aramco intends to continue to expand its output through exploration, shale development and investment in existing fields in a bid to meet Saudi Arabia’s domestic demand with its own resources.

Aramco processed 340 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of raw gas in 2016, an increase of 3.4% from 2015 and the highest level of annual growth in four years. Sales gas production reached 234.5 MMcm/d.

"We remain...