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Saudi Arabia will not build any future power generation without carbon capture

January 30, 2023
Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman speaks at the inauguration of the 7th edition of the activities of Iktva 2023 Program for Accelerating Future Success in Dhahran on Monday.
Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman speaks at the inauguration of the 7th edition of the activities of Iktva 2023 Program for Accelerating Future Success in Dhahran on Monday.

Saudi Gazette report

DHAHRAN — Saudi Arabia will no longer build any future power generation without carbon capture, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman confirmed, while reiterating its commitment to its partners.

He made these remarks during the inauguration of the 7th edition of the activities of Iktva 2023 Program for Accelerating Future Success in Dhahran.

He noted that Saudi Arabia is working to increase the gas production by 60%. Work is under way to add 4,000 kilometers to gas lines.

He also said that the Kingdom is determined to significantly increase its production capacity of oil.

He added that it is also planning to produce hydrogen and secure green and blue clean hydrogen, and then export it to the world.

Prince Abdulaziz said that Saudi Arabia's investments to rely on clean energy would exceed SR1 trillion by 2030.

This will also be alongside with expanding and modernizing the energy transmission and distribution network by adding 66,000 kilometers from new transmission networks, and 290,000 kilometers of distribution network.

He also referred to Saudi Arabia's keenness on gender equality in various fields, stressing that there are more than 600 young women currently working in the Ministry of Energy and 6 young women working in the Ministry as leaders.


January 30, 2023
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