Oman Eyes LNG Expansion As It Deals With Newfound Gas Abundance

Oman has a “nice problem” on its hands according to Minister of Oil Muhammad al-Rumhy. With domestic gas demand fulfilled and its LNG plants running close to capacity, Oman is advancing development of more gas reserves. But what to do with these additional volumes?

Although Oman ruled out adding a fourth LNG train to its 10.4mn t/y liquefaction facilities at Qalhat earlier this year ( MEES, 30 March ), expansion is still on the cards. Speaking to MEES in Muscat this week (see p6), Mr Rumhy says Oman is considering debottlenecking work that could add 1.5mn t/y – bringing capacity up to 11.9mn t/y (see chart).


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