As a long-time exporter of LNG, Oman’s plan to import LNG and coal at the port of Duqm on the Arabian Sea may seem odd. However, the move is being driven by the need to supply energy to the isolated port’s rapidly developing industrial zone rather than a lack of gas.
Oman has developed and is expanding energy-intensive industries at its main ports, including Duqm. Duqm’s electricity needs are currently met by diesel-fuelled generators as the port is not connected to the main gas network, which...
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