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New Natural Gas Field Discovered in UAE

Current context: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the discovery of a new natural gas field in Jebel Ali area on 3rd February 2020.
New Natural Gas Field Discovered in UAE 
  • The gas field contains 80 trillion standard cubic feet of gas and is situated in the cross-border area of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • Government of Dubai stated that the discovery of the Jebel Ali gas field will contribute to achieving gas self-sufficiency for the nation.
  • A strategic cooperation agreement to continue to explore and develop shallow gas in the cross-border area was signed between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP), as part of the joint venture called the Jebel Ali field.
  • This new gas field, spanning an area of 5,000 square kilometres in the cross-border area of the two emirates.
  • The gas field represents one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the UAE that will strengthen the UAE’s position among countries with the world’s largest natural gas reserves.
  • UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Question: 

Q.1 In which Middle East country, a new natural gas field named Jebel Ali gas field has been discovered recently?
a. Yemen
b. Oman
c. UAE
d. Iraq
New Natural Gas Field Discovered in UAE New Natural Gas Field Discovered in UAE Reviewed by Neha Verma on February 03, 2020 Rating: 5

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