KSA's home consumption of oil 4 m bpd

Updated 29 November 2012

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 Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 29 min 6 sec ago

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.

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What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.