KSA's home consumption of oil 4 m bpd

Updated 29 November 2012
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KSA's home consumption of oil 4 m bpd

Saudi Aramco announced that local consumption of oil, which hit 4 million barrels a day, is considered one of the highest rates in the world.
Aramco called for reducing production and consumption of power, and to find alternative power sources.
In the Saudi exhibition for electricity held in Riyadh, Ahmad Al-Khiwaitir, executive manager of power systems, said that it’s an inevitable need to lessen oil consumption.
The Kingdom consumes more than 4 million barrels of oil a day to meet the local demand for power, said Al-Khiwaitir. “According to international statistics, the average amount of individual consumption of oil in KSA is double the international consumption rate,” he added.
“Aramco has adopted the electricity efficiency program since 2000, which aims to annually reduce power consumption by 2 percent in the companies premises. To support this, 2GW plants, which raise power efficiency to 75 percent, were built to produce steam and electricity,” he clarified.


Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.
The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.
He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.