A spate of corruption scandals have rocked Oman’s energy sector in recent months. Despite this, top officials at Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) are adamant that corruption is not endemic.
Last week saw Ahmad al-Wahaibi, long-time CEO of state-owned Oman Oil Company (OOC), sentenced to 23 years in prison for a string of offences including taking bribes and money laundering. This sentence was the latest and most severe punishment handed out in a series of corruption cases that began last year. (CONTINUED - 1173 WORDS)