Demand for gas will be higher than supply in UAE

Jun 21, 1999 02:00 AM

The demand for natural gas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will grow substantially and far outstrip supply in years to come, according to a recent study.
The study, published in MEES, indicated that daily demand for natural gas in the UAE was projected to grow from 2.6 bn cf in 1998 to 5.1 bn cf in 2005 and 6.1 bn cf in 2010.
Although natural gas supply in the UAE will also increase, the study said demand will far outstrip supply, opening the door for over 2.1 bn cf of daily imports by 2005, growing to 3 bn cf by 2010.
The figures for estimated natural gas demand excluded a plant at Das Island, which utilises some 1.2 bn cfpd of natural gas to produce LNG for export.
The figures also excluded a gas condensate recycling project, due on stream in 2000, which involves recycling some 825 mm cubic feet of wet gas daily to produce condensate, the study said.

The study showed that supply of natural gas in the UAE in 1998 was 2.27 bn cfpd. The figure is expected to go up to 2.99 bn cfpd in 2005 and 3.07 bn cfpd in the year 2010.

Source: Xinhua via Newspage
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