Oman LNG has signed an agreement with Shell to deliver the first carbon-neutral liquified natural gas (LNG) cargo in the Middle East (ME) from Oman LNG’s facility in Sur, according to Times of Oman.

The carbon-neutral LNG cargo is using nature-based carbon credits to offset full lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated across the LNG value chain; from exploring and producing the natural gas to its end use by the final consumer.

This agreement allows Oman LNG to tap into Shell’s knowledge and expertise, while also translating Oman LNG’s commitment to knowledge sharing and the exploration of suitable emission-reduction mechanisms.

CEO of Oman LNG, Hamed Al Naamany, commented on the occasion: “Oman LNG has taken major steps over the past few years such as introducing new technologies and replacing machines to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Our role in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems could play an important role in limiting global warming. These changes ultimately ensure the efficiency and sustainability of our plant and machinery.”

On his part, Walid Hadi, VP Oman and Shell Country Chair said: “Shell is proud to partner with Oman LNG on its journey in support of the energy transition. As a shareholder and technical service provider, we have been supporting OLNG to reduce its GHG emissions from operations, and today’s announcements for the first carbon-neutral LNG cargo from Oman further strengthen the deep partnership between OLNG and Shell.”