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New Natural Gas Field Discovered in UAE

Published on February 03, 2020
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


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
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