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Saudi Arabia finds new gas field

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 5 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian officials say a new gas field found in the eastern part of the country will boost production by 1,400 barrels per day.

Eng Ali Bin Ibrahim al-Nu'aymi, the minister of petroleum and mineral resources, said Wednesday the field was found 155 miles southeast of Riyadh.

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The Saudi Press Agency reports Saudi Aramco discovered the gas field June 29 during well tests.

The field is expected to average 20 million cubic feet of gas.

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