Gas Receives New Priority In Abu Dhabi's Onshore Work

Bob Tippee Managing Editor-Economics and Exploration The role of natural gas is growing not just in the global energy consumption mix but also in the investment plans of major oil producers. One leading oil exporter to which gas has long been important recently adjusted its strategy to capitalize even more on the potential of light hydrocarbons. Abu Dhabi, which has liquefied and exported natural gas from offshore fields since 1977, has placed onshore gas reserves at the center of its strategies for production, processing, and domestic energy use. In addition to helping meet the fuel requirements of a rapidly industrializing desert emirate, gas produced from ons...

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