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Saudi Arabia’s Big Plan to invest in Al Jafurah Gas Field

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Breaking news in Riyadh! Saudi Arabia is finally investing $110 billion to develop unconventional gas reserves in Al Jafurah! What?

As Saudi Arabians, you might be quite familiar with Al-Jafurah because it is well known for being the world’s largest conventional oilfield! We all know Saudi Arabia for being rich in oil and gas, which is why this news is delightful to hear!

Al Jafurah is estimated to hold 200 trillion cubic feet of wet grass which will make it easier for them to plan out the execution! The plans for later developing the grounds was reviewed last month by the Saudi High Commission for Hydrocarbons in a previous meeting by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman!

The phased development of the field is expected to gradually increase Saudi productions to 2.2 trillion cubic feet by approximately 2036. This investment will definitely help rain money down on Riyadh! Yes it will take a few years to execute the plan and set everything in motion, but it will be a fortunate journey for the citizens of Saudi Arabia.

The Crown Prince stated that the 22 years it will take to fully develop the field will definitely provide the government with an annual income of $8.6 billion as well as will contribute to the kingdom’s gross domestic product per year!

The field is expected to produce 130,000 barrels per day! Yawza, what a number! They’ll also be capable of producing around 500,000 BPD of gas liquids and condensates. The term unconventional gases refer to reserves in using advanced extraction methods such as the ones used in the Shade Gas Industry.

A team of several high tech savvies as well as advanced workers will be in charge of such a life changing event happening in Saudi Arabia!
Great changes are taking place in Saudi Arabia and it is believed to be a positive one where millions and millions will be made! Maybe this will even make it to the Guinness World Book of Records in 2020, we’ll just have to wait and see!

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Saudi Arabia is The 1st in Arab World to Issue Scientific Papers on Covid-19

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The Kingdom has been ranked the first in the Arab world to issue scientific papers on the novel virus, the government announced on Tuesday.

A virtual session of the cabinet was held in the presence of King Salman as the chair person, in which it reviewed several aspects related to the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the cabinet, the Kingdom is the 25th globally and the 2nd in the Middle East for clinical research and studies on the virus.

During the meeting, the cabinet also looked at the strategic dialogue between the Kingdom and the US. The meeting covered several strategic issues, including combating extremism and terrorism, and confronting Iran’s destabilizing and threatening attitude in the Middle East and disrupting global trade, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

We salute the Kingdom for all its continuous efforts in combating the threats of the novel coronavirus.

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Al-Ahsa Oasis Makes it to Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Oasis

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Al-Ahsa Oasis, which is located the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, has entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world.

According to “Guinness” website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian springs and extending over an area of more than 85.4 square kilometers (32.9 square miles).

“The largest self-contained oasis in the world is the Al-Ahsa Oasis. Located in south-eastern Saudi Arabia, there are more than 2.5 million palm trees in the oasis, which is fed from a huge underground aquifer, which allows agriculture all year round in a region that is otherwise sand desert. The oasis is named after the Al-Ahsa region in which it lies, and occupies around 85.4 square kilometres (32.9 square miles) irrigated by the flow of more than 280 artesian springs.” The website read.

Al-Ahsa is rich with an environmental heritage but also has a long history and witnesses the birth of several civilizations and has always been a strategic communication bridge with the world.

The oasis includes several national heritage sites and the oldest human settlements that date back to thousands of years. Its date-palm oasis is the largest palm oasis surrounded by sand in the entire world.

The “Guinness World Records” had also registered the Maraya concert hall in Al-Ula as the largest building in the world to be covered with mirrors.

 

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What You Need to Know About This Year’s Hajj’s Procedures & Conditions

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The Kingdom just announced that Hajj will be held after all this year for citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia only, here are all the procedures and conditions that the kingdom will follow in performing the Hajj this year.

Saudi Minister of Hajj Muhammad Saleh bin Taher announced during a press conference held on June 23 that precautionary measures and protocols have been set by the Supreme Hajj Committee to organize a safe pilgrimage this year under the supervision of the Saudi Ministry of Health.

He also expressed the Kingdom’s keenness in enabling Muslims to perform Hajj rituals, despite the current outbreak of the coronavirus.

Bin Taher added that Hajj this year will be performed without any overcrowding, assuring that the needed social distance will be maintained in addition to more precautionary measures.

“It may be a thousand pilgrims or slightly more,” the minister said.

Saudi Minister of Health Tawfiq al-Rabiah said that only those under the age of 65 will be allowed to perform Hajj, those who don’t suffer from any chronic diseases.

Rabiah said that all pilgrims will undergo a coronavirus test before entering the holy sites and will stay in a 14-day house quarantine after performing the rituals.

Security personnel, workers at the holy sites, and the health practitioners serving the pilgrims will all have to undergo these tests.

“A hospital has been set up at every site in anticipation of any emergency, in addition to a health center at Mount Arafat,” he said.

Pilgrims will also be accompanied by ambulances and medical personnel as they perform the rites.

Health Minister Salih also affirmed that due to the current threats imposed by the pandemic, no pilgrims from outside the kingdom will be allowed to participate in the Hajj this year.

On the criteria for selecting pilgrims, the Saudi minister of Hajj and Umrah said, “We will coordinate with diplomatic missions to register their pilgrims.”

We wish all pilgrims a safe Hajj and may god watch over them.

 

 

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