Saudi Aramco is splitting its gas production branch in two in order to make more use of the fuel in power generation and the manufacture of “blue hydrogen.”
Wail Al Jaafari and Jumaan Al Zahrani will lead the two new divisions, which will be known as Southern Area Gas Operations and Northern Area Gas Operations, respectively.
Saudi Arabia is trying to convert its power plants to natural gas, which would allow it to export up to 1 million barrels of crude oil per day.
The Kingdom is also planning for an increase in demand for blue hydrogen, which is made from natural gas and captures emissions.
According to Aramco’s 2020 annual report, gas output hit a new high of 10.7 billion standard cubic feet per day in August of last year.