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Middle East & Africa Consumption

August 2018

The power sector will remain supportive of gas demand in the Middle East and North Africa.

The popularity of gas in Saudi Arabia’s power sector is set to rise further as the kingdom brings new gas-fired power plants online. Gas is vital for the Saudis to reduce direct crude burn in the power sector, especially at a time when the kingdom is trying to maximise oil exports. Commercial operations started in July at the 1.39 GW integrated combined-cycle-gas-turbine (CCGT) power plant at Waad al-Shamal. Most of...