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Oman LNG back in top gear

The start of production from a giant onshore gasfield in September has given a boost to the country's liquefied natural gas sector

The Khazzan gas project, operated by BP, will produce 1.5bn cubic feet a day when the first two phases are on stream, equivalent to 40% of Oman's gas supply. One of the first companies to feel the benefit has been Oman LNG. Chief executive Harib al-Kitani, told Petroleum Economist on the sidelines of its Awards 2017 ceremony in London that "our three trains are now almost at full capacity of 10.5m tonnes a year. This is a great improvement compared to recent years-we'd been running the plant at 75% capacity. But from September we received more production from the upstream". The Omani government allocates OLNG supplies from a number of Omani gasfields. Over recent years, fast-rising domestic

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