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UAE finds new natural gas field between Abu Dhabi, Dubai

/ 07:07 PM February 03, 2020

DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced the discovery of a natural gas field containing 80 trillion standard cubic feet of gas between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Authorities said the new Jebel Ali field would help the Emirates become more energy independent, as UAE now imports natural gas from Qatar for electricity. UAE is one of four Arab nations that have been boycotting Doha in a yearslong political dispute.

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The state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and the Dubai Supply Authority will explore and develop the shallow gas field. Officials said it spans some 5,000 square kilometers (1,930 square miles).

UAE is a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula and is a major oil producer. In recent years, it’s been ramping up its natural gas production.

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