SAUDI ARABIA/REGIONAL

 

Hydrocarbons Remain Key To MENA Power Expansion

 

While many MENA governments are trumpeting ambitious renewables and nuclear power programs as they push to keep pace with demand growth and save oil and gas for export, a number of recent major turbine deals and project awards show that gas in particular and also oil are still key fuels for electricity generation.

Total MENA electricity generating capacity was over 300GW as of end-2012 (MEES, 4 January),...