Oman is considering adding a fourth LNG train to its 11.4mn t/y capacity export facilities at Sur. A study by UK advisory firm Gas Strategies estimates a fourth train would require an additional 5.8bcm/y of gas and could be online by 2029.

The potential expansion comes as Oman has boosted gas output to record levels in recent years, with a strong pipeline of additional developments to come. Oman already has a lot of currently unused gas capacity, with state-led firm PDO having to limit production due to insufficient outlets (MEES, 27 October 2023). Oman is also investing in renewable energy capacity, which could displace around 2bcm of gas from power generation by 2029. (CONTINUED - 209 WORDS)