The UAE on Monday announced the discovery of new huge natural gas reservoirs on Dubai-Abu Dhabi border estimated to be 80 trillion cubic feet.
The new reservoirs will help achieve the goal of self-sufficiency in natural gas supplies and support the country’s major development projects in the coming years.
This is the second major gas discovery in the UAE in the last 10 days and third major in the last one month. On January 27, Sharjah announced that it had made “historic” onshore gas discovery after 37 years in Mahani-1 field with flow rates of up to 50 million standard cubic feet per day.
Earlier in January 2020, Abu Dhabi had made a huge discovery of 58 trillion standard cubic feet of conventional gas, taking the total reserves of gas to 273 trillion cubic feet.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Oil Council, said Mahani discovery will make sustained gas supplies available throughout the UAE.