Shoura urges hike in gas production



RIYADH: MD Rasooldeen

Published — Monday 1 April 2013

Last update 3 April 2013 7:17 pm

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The Shoura Council yesterday urged the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to increase production of gas in order to meet growing demand, especially for desalination and electricity generation purposes.
During the reading of the annual report from the ministry, the council pointed out that there is a growing demand for gas in the Kingdom because of power generation, water desalination and petrochemical industries.
“Members therefore requested that the ministry increase the production of gas to meet local demand,” the secretary-general of the Shoura said. The Shoura Council also stated that there should be more oil refineries to cope with the increasing demand for oil and gas.
The council also stressed that cosmetic products sold in the Kingdom should be thoroughly monitored by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority to avoid the marketing of counterfeit products that could have adverse health effects. The members added that the SFDA should keep a close eye on the illegal importation of such products to the Kingdom.
The Shoura members made this comment while discussing the articles of a new law that would regulate marketing of such products.
The council added the workers in nuclear and solar companies should be provided with facilities and services such as housing and health insurance.

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