Oman’s new-found gas riches have led it to pursue cutting edge LNG bunkering and GTL projects. Will this enable its Sohar port to emerge as a bunkering hub?

Muscat on 13 May signed two MoUs, with Shell and Total, respectively. These underline the Sultanate’s accelerating gas rethink. Central to the emerging plans is development of the Greater Barik area of Oman’s massive Block 6, where Oman is targeting 500mn cfd, and potentially eventually 1bn cfd.

Block 6, operated by...