Jubail and Yanbu: The East-West Pipeline

As part of the Kingdom's determination to optimize its energy resources, the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu implemented a two stage project to conserve and then exploit the Kingdom's enormous reserves of natural gas in the eastern region.

First, the Royal Commission established a vast network to gather and process natural gas in the industrial city of Jubail.

Then it proceeded with the construction of a double pipeline, running from east to west across the Kingdom to transport oil and gas from Jubail to Yanbu in order to supply energy for the many industrial projects which Yanbu undertook and to facilitate the export of these energy products from the Red Sea coast. The pipeline which runs for 730 miles (1,170 km) was completed in 1982.

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