Protected Carbon in Saudi Arabia

Basic Data

This table shows a summary of reserves and potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Saudi Arabia (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 16,927.4 MMBOE
  • 7,085.8
  • Coal
  • 0.0 MT
  • 0.0
  • Combined
  • 7,085.8

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Saudi Arabia. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 29,348.8
  • Coal
  • Unknown
  • Combined
  • 29,348.8

Profiting Companies and Governments

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Saudi Aramco

Affected Areas

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Al-‘Uruq al-Mu‘taridah
  • Oil & Gas
  • Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Royal Reserve
  • Oil & Gas
  • Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve
  • Oil & Gas
  • King Salman Bin Abdalaziz Royal Natural Reserve

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Al-‘Uruq al-Mu‘taridah
  • 2044
  • Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Royal Reserve
  • 2046
  • King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve
  • 2051

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.