Oman: NatGas Production, Imports Dropped in January

Oman: NatGas Production, Imports Dropped in January

Oman’s natural gas production and imports fell by 4.5% to 3,424mcm in January 2017, compared to 3,584mcm in January 2016, Times of Oman informed.

Additionally, non-associated gas and imports dropped by 3.7% to 2,859mcm, while associated gas production fell by 8% to 565mcm, according to the latest statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), Hellenic Shipping News reported.

A sizeable portion of natural gas in Oman is used by various mega-industrial projects. In January 2017, it stood at 2,183mcm, against 2,199mcm for the same period in 2016. Natural gas is also used in oil fields, either as fuel or for re-injection.

In January 2016, as much as 693mcm of natural gas was used in oil fields, against 816mcm units consumed during the same period in 2016. Other major consumers of natural gas in Oman include power producers, small-scale industries and liquefied natural gas plants.

Additionally, natural gas is used for producing steam water injection in enhanced oil recovery projects.

Mariana Somensi 890 Posts

Mariana holds a Journalism Bachelor Degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil. The Brazilian journalist has 4 years of experience on the MENA region's affairs and over a year of experience on the oil and gas industry.

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