Saudi Arabia’s ethane production gas now reached 900 million standard cubic feet per day (mscf/d), while current local demand stands at 940 mscf/d, according to Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Ahram Gate reports.

The reduction in ethane production was only 4.5%, the minister was quoted as saying by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Shaybah natural gas liquids (NGL) plant will help in completely covering the local demand by the end of the week, the minister noted.

Attacks on Saudi Aramco’s largest Saudi oilfields in Khurais and the world’s biggest crude processing facility at Abqaiq have partially halted the company’s production, reducing Saudi oil output by around 5.7 million barrels per day (b/d), which makes for about 5% of the global oil supply.