Saudi Arabia natural gas liquids output at about 880 thousand bpd: minister

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman attends a news conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Wednesday that natural gas liquids output has reached about 880 thousand barrels per day compared to domestic demand volume of 792 thousand barrels per day, Saudi state agency (SPA) reported.

The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, added that with the operation of the natural gas liquids plant at Shaybah oilfield, output will reach 960 thousand barrels per day by the end of the week, SPA said.

(This story corrects to thousand, not million, in first and second paragraphs.)

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Leslie Adler