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Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) expects the Oman’s peak power demand to more than double to 10.2GW by 2020. Most of Oman’s planned capacity additions will be gas-fired, yet improved operating efficiency will see gas burning rise by a comparatively modest 50% from 7.4 bcm in 2014 to 11.1b cm in 2020.
As long as the country’s key upcoming upstream gas project, BP’s $16bn, 10 bcm/year Khazzan tight gas development, comes onstream as planned in 2017-18, power generation’s share of Oman’s gas output will remain below 30% despite the hike in gas burning, MEES analysis of the OPWP numbers indicates (see table).
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