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Saudi oil use accounts for 23pc of total production

Saudi Arabia exported 1.6 billion barrels of oil worth SR657 billion ($175.16 billion) during the first seven months of this year, said an economic report. Local consumption of oil during the same period stood at 475 million barrels or

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Sharjah’s water conservation efforts lauded

Sharjah’s per capital consumption of water is consistent with the recommendations of the United Nations (UN), as a result of the emirate’s numerous water conservation efforts, according to The Economist.  

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UAE’s tea consumption hits 7m kg per annum

UAE’s tea consumption has witnessed a steep rise in the last couple of year to reach about seven million kilograms per annum, with tea being the second most consumed drink in the country, only after water.  

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Plastics consumption set to surge

Regional plastics consumption is projected to see a massive surge as preparations pick up pace for two premier international events in the GCC. The World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar are set to provide c

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UAE may need to hike energy prices: minister

The United Arab Emirates is consuming far too much energy and may have to raise prices to encourage consumers to change, the energy minister said. "What is sad is that consumption is double or triple the average of the world,

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Saudi food consumption to touch $70bn

The value of food consumption in Saudi Arabia will reach $70 billion in the next four years due to increasing population, which accounts for 70 per cent of the GCC's total population, said a report. The country is expected to

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Empower installs fibre optic in cooling plants

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower) said it has completed the fibre optic network at three of its major district cooling plants in Dubai to help minimise consumption of chilling water. One of the biggest district coolin

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China Q1 gold demand hits record

China's gold demand hit a record high in the first quarter on investor worries over inflation and property market curbs, the World Gold Council said on Thursday, bucking a lower trend in global consumption driven by higher gold prices. Gl

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Saudi desalination capacity to hit 200,000 cu m

The water desalination capacity in Saudi Arabia will peak at 200,000 cu m by 2015 as the kingdom rushes to meet the soaring demand, said an expert ahead of a major industry event in Riyadh. 'Saudi has emerged as world’s largest&nb

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Saudi desalination capacity to hit 200,000 cu m

The water desalination capacity in Saudi Arabia will peak at 200,000 cu m by 2015 as the kingdom rushes to meet the soaring demand, said an expert ahead of a major industry event in Riyadh. 'Saudi has emerged as world’s largest&nb

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