United Arab Emirates
In 1999, the government of Abu Dhabi established Dolphin Energy Limited to implement the Dolphin Gas Project. This unique strategic energy initiative began gas production in July 2007. The Project involves production and processing of natural gas from Qatar's offshore North Field and transportation of the processed gas by subsea pipeline to the UAE and Oman. In addition, the company undertook other important energy-related developments such as the Al Ain – Fujairah Gas Pipeline. This 182-kilometer pipeline was completed in December 2003 and commissioned in January 2004. This created the first ever cross-border refined natural gas transmission in the history of the GCC. Then in December 2010, Dolphin Energy finalized the 244-kilometer Taweelah – Fujairah Pipeline. Today, it is transporting vital gas supply to the eastern region of the UAE.