Saudi Aramco plans to lay 3,000 kilometers of new pipeline by 2006, an official said on Monday.
"Expansion of the gas system is underway in Saudi Arabia, and the additional gas will be fed to Riyadh in the central region and Yanbu on the west coast, and will also support industry expansion in the eastern province," said Salman Al Jar, manager of Saudi Aramco Pipelines, quoted by the Gulf News.
Most of the new pipelines will have a diameter of 56 inches, operating at pressures of up to 900 pounds per square inch. Between 1977 and 1990, total pipeline length in the network rose from less than 5,000 kilometers to nearly 13,000 kilometers.
"Saudi Aramco is keen to be involved in the development of new technologies. Some radical alternatives are expected to replace our old technologies and some are already being tested," he said – Albawaba.com