Saudi Aramco targets zero flaring by 2030

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Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday it was joining the World Bank’s initiative to reduce gas flaring to zero by 2030, and said its flaring was already less than 1% of its total raw gas production in the first half of 2019, Reuters reports.

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Yemen Civil War

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Vision 2030

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Arabian Centres

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Art and Culture

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