SAUDI ARABIA

 

Saudi Arabia In Power Generation Efficiency Drive

 

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has announced a plan to reduce its use of liquid fuels in electricity generation by almost 550,000 b/d through the switching of power plants to gas-fired operation. This could enable Saudi Arabia to eliminate direct crude burning, which, according to MEES calculations, averaged 520,000 b/d last year.

Saudi generators’ burning of crude that would otherwise bring in export...