Aramco sees gas flow from Madyan field in 2013

Updated 15 October 2012
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Aramco sees gas flow from Madyan field in 2013

JEDDAH: Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry yesterday announced the discovery of a gas field in the Red Sea, north of Dhuba Port in Tabuk.
“It’s a good beginning and will benefit the people of Tabuk and other regions,” the minister said after signing an agreement with Saudi Aramco President Khaled Al-Falih to develop facilities to extract the gas.
The agreement was signed for developing one of the port’s wharfs for gas supplies. “I am happy to sign this investment agreement with Saudi Aramco,” the minister said.
According to Al-Falih, gas production from the Tabuk region would start from Madyan field next year.
“The Madyan field was found in the 1980s and recent estimates prove the field has considerable reserves,” he said.
Gas will be pumped through a pipeline to Dhuba Port and an electricity plant and a distribution network would be established in the industrial region of Dhuba, Al-Falih said.
The Aramco chief said the first phase included seven gas wells, some of them located in deep waters while some others close to the shore.
“The recent gas discoveries in Tabuk give glad tidings that the region is rich with natural resources,” Al-Falih said, adding that Aramco found Dhuba Port the most suitable for supporting its gas field operations.
Aramco began its mission for discovering oil and gas in the region several years ago by conducting aerial and seismic surveys, the president said.
The agreement involves renting 90 meters of the wharf and 30,000 sq. meters of storage facilities in the port to support digging and discovery efforts in the area.
“The agreement is for two years and can be renewed,” Al-Falih said.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh