Anglo-Dutch major Shell remains committed to expanding its Oman footprint through development of the sultanate’s gas reserves even though its planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant has been abandoned. The GTL plant was to receive gas feedstock from Oman’s Blocks 10 and 11 which are to be developed by Shell (75%op) and Total (25%) (MEES, 12 April 2019).

Shell tells MEES that despite the GTL plans being abandoned, “Oman remains a heartland for Shell, and the company is proud of its long history in the Sultanate through our joint ventures—Shell Oman Marketing, PDO, and Oman LNG—and the opportunity to contribute to gas and new energies development, which is important to help the country meet its growing and adapting energy needs.” (CONTINUED - 194 WORDS)