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Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil exporter, is set to join the shale revolution with plans to start producing unconventional natural gas this month and exploit a deposit that could rival the Eagle Ford formation in Texas. Saudi Arabia's gas resources from shale and other alternative supplies are "huge," Khalid al-Abdulqader, general manager of unconventional resources at Aramco, said Wednesday in Manama, Bahrain. Aramco is also drilling for unconventional gas in the South Ghawar and Jafurah basins, he said. Aramco plans to double its production of gas resources to 23 billion cubic feet a day over the coming decade, Nasser said.Saudi Arabia traditionally pumped gas only as a byproduct of crude.
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