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Saudi to increase fossil fuels power generation

Kingdom to raise fossil fuels used for power to 2.5 million BOE a day

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Saudi wants to use more fossil fuels.
Saudi wants to use more fossil fuels.

Saud Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter of oil, will seek to produce more electricity from fossil fuels, a top government official announced on Wednesday.

Deputy energy minister Saleh Alawaji said that the kingdom aims to raise the amount of fossil fuels used for electricity generation to 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day by 2020, according to the newswire Argaam.

Last year, Saudi Arabia used 1.5 million barrels of BOE, which includes natural gas, crude and oil products, per day to produce electricity.
 

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