Oman Offers to Export Gas to UAE
Oman has offered to export natural gas to neighboring UAE, said Oman’s Oil Minister, Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rohmi.
“In principle, we are ready to sign an agreement. Now we are awaiting a response from the UAE government,” Romhi told the weekly Middle East Economic Digest, cited by the Gulf Daily.
He stressed that any deal would be on a short-term basis for small volumes.
Oman, which last year launched exports of liquefied natural gas to Asia, signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE’s Offsets Group in June 1999 to import Qatari gas via the emirates under a multi-billion-dollar project known as Dolphin, said the paper.
“Exporting gas (to the UAE) will make sense as it will create a network, which will allow gas to come in and out.”
“I have always said there is nothing wrong with either importing or exporting gas,” Romhi was quoted as saying – Albawaba.com