No 23



140% Rise In Sharjah Piped Natural Gas Supplies In 2002

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) supplied 12.44mn cu ms of natural gas to customers in Sharjah city in 2002, up by 140% on the 2001 figure of 5.18mn cu ms. Work on Sharjahs piped natural gas distribution project began in 1998 (MEES, 20 April 1998). By end-2002, 45,790 premises had been connected to the network (up from 33,990 at end-2001), and the third and final stage of the scheme is under way....