2000 News Story

New natural gas field discovered in Eastern Province

Saudi Aramco today reported that a giant field of natural sweet gas has been discovered in the Eastern Province. Drilling began on January 22 at Al-Majoorah, some 30 kilometers west of Haradh and 55 kilometers northeast of the Al-Widaihi gas field, and well number one there is now pouring out an estimated 7 million cubic feet of gas each day. This is the seventh such discovery, and a strong boost to the potential of gas resources in the area.