Saudi has grand plans to make gas shortages history. It even aims to become an exporter. State firm Aramco is to invest $150bn to make this a reality, but strong domestic demand means it ought to look overseas to get in the gas export business.

Saudi Aramco plans to invest $150bn over the next 10 years in its bid to boost raw gas production to 23bn cfd by 2026 (MEES, 15 December 2017). CEO Amin Nasser told the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) conference in Dubai this...