Countries in the Middle East and North Africa are diversifying their fuel mixes and gas supply sources to meet growing gas demand from the power sector.
Oman is boosting its gas-to-power capacity despite gas supplies to new projects not being guaranteed beyond 2019. Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) plans to add 3.52 GW of primarily gas-fired capacity and 1.1 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of water desalination capacity by the end of 2019. The OPWP supplies electricity to the Main Interconnected System in northern Oman and the Dhofar system in the country’s south. The two systems had a combined installed capacity of 7.61 GW at the end of 2015.
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