BUSINESS | Aramco Says Received Approval For Jafurah Gas Field Development

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Aramco said on Saturday it had received regulatory approval to develop Saudi Arabia’s Jafurah non-associated gas field and expects production to start in early 2024.

It said output would reach around 2.2. billion cubic feet per day of sales gas by 2036, with an associated 425 million cubic feet per day of ethane. The field would produce some 550,000 barrels per day of gas liquids and condensates.

Gas resources in the Jafurah, the largest unconventional non – associated gas field in the kingdom, are estimated at 200 trillion cubic feet of raw gas, the company said in a statement.

Aramco plans to invest $110 billion to develop Jafurah, state news agency SPA said on Friday, and cited Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying the  field’s development would provide the state with annual net income of $8.6 billion.

Jafurah is southeast of Ghawar, the world’s largest conventional oilfield. Unconventional gas refers to reserves requiring advanced extraction methods, such as those used in the shale gas industry. Non – associated gas is not a by – product of oil production.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, aims to become  a gas exporter by 2030.

SPORTS | UEFA Suspends Champions League ‘Until Further Notice’

BUCHAREST | UEFA bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday and suspended all Champions League and European League matches ‘until further notice’ due to the coronavirus pandemic. European soccer’s governing body also said all national team games scheduled for June have been postponed, including playoff matches for Euro 2020, which has been moved to 2021. The … Continue reading SPORTS | UEFA Suspends Champions League ‘Until Further Notice’

WORLD NEWS | New York Deaths Double In 3 Days, With Worst To Come

NEW YORK  – New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | New York Deaths Double In 3 Days, With Worst To Come

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