Adnoc Sour Gas (ASG: Adnoc 60%, Oxy 40%) completed expansion work of the ultra-sour Shah gas field to 1.45bn cfd in early Q2 (MEES, 19 May). The results have swiftly materialized, with Oxy’s Q2 results published this week indicating gross sales gas output hitting a record 722mn cfd last quarter (see chart, MEES, 4 August). The expansion contributes to the UAE’s plans to achieve gas self-sufficiency by the end of the decade, a target it appears on track to achieve despite ambitious industrial expansion plans which will increase domestic demand.