Saudi Arabia finds new gas field in Red Sea-agency

ABU DHABI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Aramco, theworld's largest energy company, has discovered a new gas fieldin the Red Sea, 26 kilometres North West of the port of Daba,the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday quoting the oilminister.

Gas flowed at the rate of 10 million cubic feet a day at atest well at the depth of 17,700 feet, Ali al-Naimi was quotedas saying.

Naimi said more wells would be drilled in order to evaluatethe size of the field.

Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil exporter, is lookingfor gas all over the kingdom to boost gas production to helpmeet rapidly rising Saudi fuel demand.

Saudi Arabia's oil and gas reserves mostly lie in theEastern Province of the country.

(Reporting By Maha El Dahan; editing by James Jukwey)

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