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natural gas in Saudi Arabia
Engineering and Construction
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Natural Gas In Saudi Arabia Natural gas is contained in crude oil as gas solid mixture and in free state in the pores of the oil’s reservoir rocks. Natural gas comprises mainly methane, and ethane. Other gases are propane, butane, hexane, pentane, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Helium and Nitrogen.
From recently however after compression it is pumped through pipes to its separate refinery. Natural gas like oil and coal are sources of non-renewable energy. The gas is usually pumped up from its underground deposit. It is channeled through pipes to a storage site. Common uses of natural gas include production of heat in industries and residential areas. It also serves the same purpose in the commercial area, in electrical power generation and fueling vehicles. Brief history Saudi Arabia is among the largest Arab states. It is located in western Asia. It is a country that is bordered by Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman. It lies between the red sea and the persian gulf. It has a total surface area of 2.25 million square kilometres.It has population of 27 million people as per 2010 estimates.It is the 46th largest country in the world by population. Its yearly GDP is USD 733.14 billion as per 2012 estimates. This country is one among the leading world’s energy producer. It produces over 10 million barrels of liquid petroleum per day. A large percentage of this oil is exported. 90 % of the income of this country comes from petroleum exports. Saudi Arabia has approximately 260,000 million barrels of known oil . ...
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