Saudi Aramco started up the 2.5bn cfd Fadhili gas plant in late-2019 and exited the year at 1.5bn cfd capacity, with full capacity slated for May. The plant is intended to displace liquid fuel from power generation, but as yet the impact appears modest. Crude oil burn averaged 318,000 b/d in February, up 59,000 b/d year-on-year. This was partially offset by reduced fuel oil consumption, but total liquids burn was still up 15,000 b/d (MEES, 24 April). The outlook for 2020 as a whole is unclear. Full production from Fadhili will provide new gas volumes to the mix, but with Saudi Arabia set to slash output under its Opec+ commitments (MEES, 17 April), non-associated gas output will suffer.