Phase 2 of Oman’s $16bn, 10.5 tcf Khazzan tight gas project is advancing. But, with rising demand hitting gas exports, the country is looking to alternate power fuels. 

Oman’s state utility OPWP has asked independent power producer (IPP) developers to prequalify for a 750-850MW capacity power plant at Misfah, 30km from the capital Muscat.

The project is one of two IPPs, each 800-1,000MW capacity, which OPWP plans to bring online in 2021 and 2022. Although OPWP had already...