Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper revealed that there is cooperation between the Ministry of Energy and the National Mining Committee of the Federation of Saudi Chambers in building a natural gas network to supply industrial areas. in all cities of the Kingdom, according to a well-studied time plan, in order to realize the Kingdom Vision 2030 to support the sector and increase its contribution to the gross domestic product.
According to the information, the National Mining Committee is preparing a survey to measure the need of the industrial sector to use natural gas in the production process, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy to build a natural gas network to supply industrial areas around the Kingdom, based on a well-studied time plan.
The National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, one of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 programs, aims to transform the country in a leading industrial powerhouse and a global logistics platform by maximizing the value achieved by the mining and energy sectors and focusing on the axes of local content and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to contribute in significantly to maximize and diversify the economic impact in the target sectors, supporting the growth of these sectors, achieving their leadership and creating in they an attractive investment environment.
According to the information, the union has informed all the chambers of the regions of the Kingdom of the compilation of a special questionnaire in the preparation of a survey to measure the natural gas needs of the industrial sector in manufacturing activities, underlining that the data are only intended for surveys and will not be shared for any reason with third parties.
The questionnaire contains the knowledge of the quantity of natural gas used in the production processes and the advantages deriving from it, the incentives that contribute to raising the level of use and the most important current obstacles that limit or prevent the use of natural gas in production.
Saudi Arabia had recently announced new discoveries of natural gas fields in different parts of the country, as Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, revealed that the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) was in able to discover fields in the central region, the Empty Quarter and the northern borders Al Sharqiya pumps more than 103.3 million cubic feet of gas per day.
Discoveries announced by the country naming the Kingdom to provide gas and support energy security globally and support Saudi Arabia to be rich in various sources at the appropriate time in coinciding with the shortage of supplies of products at an international level.
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