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Dubai gas find heralds shake-up in UAE gas plans

The 2.3 tcm shallow-water find in Jebal Ali could yield economic and political benefits for the UAE as it attempts to wean itself off gas imports The 2.3 tcm shallow-water find in Jebal Ali could yield economic and political benefits for the UAE as it attempts to wean itself off gas imports.
By James Gavin 13 February 2020 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 35019
Dubai’s Burj al Arab from the Madinat Jumeirah. (Herry Lawford/Flickr)

The key issue: Dubai’s claimed 2.3 trillion cubic metre gas find at Jebel Ali would make it the fourth-biggest discovery in the Middle East and could reduce the UAE’s dependence on gas imports.

Interfax analysis: Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.’s (ADNOC’s) massive gas discovery in Dubai could prove a game-changer for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its pursuit of gas self-sufficiency. It could also secure the emirates a rare victory in their propaganda war with arch-rival and regional gas superpower Qatar.

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