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Old 20th Nov 2010, 00:58
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: flyover country USA
Age: 78
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Thirty years ago Dubai had much more natural gas than oil - so all electricity was generated by NG-fired gas turbines. So much that they had an aluminium smelter (Dubal) next to the power station. It was a way to convert NG (hard to export) to a marketable product. I think this is still true.
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