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Dubai could become gas hub: DUSUP

Emirate has potential to export LNG for utilities around Middle East

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DUSUP's floaring LNG facility in at Jebel Ali Port. (Getty Images)
DUSUP's floaring LNG facility in at Jebel Ali Port. (Getty Images)

With natural gas currently providing around 90 per cent of Dubai’s electricity, the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) has revealed that it is looking into the potential of a natural gas trading hub.

Speaking at the Dubai Global Energy Forum, DUSUP manager Paul Mason said that while Dubai has the ability to import liquefied natural gas – thanks to the authority’s new floating LNG facility at Jebel Ali Port – the Emirate doesn’t yet have the infrastructure to export.

“We are talking about looking at the creation of a gas hub,” he told the forum. “We need to put together the assets that we have – with our pipeline system we have the capacity to move more gas around, and we have an onshore field which has been converted into a gas storage facility,” he said.

“We are connected to Abu Dhabi, Qatar and the other Emirates – we can start to form an ability to provide services for a wider region,” he said.
 

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