On 3 May, Omani state firm OQ announced the commissioning of an $826mn LPG plant in the Salalah Free Zone in southern Oman. The plant will process around 8mn m³/d (280mn cfd) of natural gas to produce 155,000 t/y propane, 111,000 t/y butane and 38,000 t/y of condensate. Lean gas will then be returned to the grid.

OQ says “The Government has agreed to supply all of the rich gas feedstock to OQ LPG on a cost-free basis in return for lean gas and a share of the proceeds of the sale of other products produced according to an agreed payment waterfall. OQ Trading is the exclusive offtaker for the other product produced by the project.” (CONTINUED - 210 WORDS)