Our latest gas plant, Wasit, is designed to process 2.5 billion scfd of nonassociated gas and supply 1.7 billion scfd of sales gas to the Master Gas System, fueling electrical power and seawater desalination plants and supplying feedstock for the petrochemical industry. Our continued success in increasing supplies of cleaner burning natural gas makes it possible for us to reduce emissions, enable new industries and release more crude oil for value-added refining or export.
Wasit’s design reflects our plan to become self-sufficient in power generation. By converting waste heat to steam, Wasit has the capacity to generate 798 megawatts of power. This process, known as cogeneration, allows us to produce electricity as a byproduct of our operations. Less fuel is required to produce energy and less fuel is consumed, thereby lowering emissions.
Behind the power of cogeneration is the power of people. Our employees oversaw the design and construction of the cogeneration plant. All the members of the cogeneration operations team are Saudis, many of whom are young graduates of our Apprentice Program.
Wasit, combined with the other gas plants in the Master Gas System, enables us to process more than 11 billion scf of gas every day, delivering on our commitment to safely and sustainably power progress and prosperity.