Saudi Aramco published its debut Sustainability Report this week, outlining plans to produce 11mn t/y of low-carbon blue ammonia by 2030. The report didn’t provide much detail, other than noting that “we are undertaking work to analyze market potential, demand, and future volumes, leveraging the capacity of our hydrogen and ammonia plants in Jubail.”

This indicates that Aramco envisages centering its planned blue ammonia industry in the Gulf industrial hub of Jubail. Other options would have included the Red Sea downstream hub of Yanbu. Jubail is a logical choice given its proximity to Saudi Arabia’s major gas producing fields, most notably the under-development Jafurah tight gas development which the kingdom’s leadership has stated will provide blue ammonia feedstock. (CONTINUED - 322 WORDS)