Natural gas & LNG

Middle East & Africa September 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

Saudi Arabia’s gas infrastructure and power plants will be vulnerable to sabotage as geopolitical tensions rise in the Middle East.

Risks to energy installations and gas supplies for domestic consumers in Saudi Arabia are rising. Facilities in Saudi Arabia’s energy heartland of Abqaiq and Khurais were targeted on 14 September, which resulted in the kingdom shutting down 5.7 million barrels per day of crude capacity and 56.6 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of gas capacity. The Saudis expect to fully restore the affected capacity by...