Saudis study Kingdom’s energy use

Saudi Arabia is mounting a study to find out how much energy is used by businesses and homes in the country. Electricity demand in the oil-rich Kingdom has more than doubled since 2000 and is expected to shoot up by 8% per year for the next decade, according to consultancy DNV which is carrying out the 20-month […]

Saudi power outages during Ramadan

Saudi Arabia is experiencing continued power cuts because of an increase in electricity use linked to the religious festival of Ramadan, according to press reports. Power outages are said to have hit the city of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea which is home to the Island Mosque (pictured), an official at the […]