It is currently a major oil and gas field for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). It contains oil field and camps for oil workers. The major part of this region is marked as a Red Zone[disambiguation needed][clarification needed] due to the presence of hydrogen sulphide gas.
The area is a major production area for Sulphur, a byproduct of the oil industry, and is the terminal station of a new railway network in the United Arab Emirates developed by Etihad Rail. Commercial operations on this railway commenced in December 2015.
- IGD — Gasco — Habshan 5 Gas Processing Plant.
- "Etihad Rail moves more than two million tonnes of sulphur to Ruwais". The National. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- "Etihad Rail receives green light to start commercial operations". The National. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
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