Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell and Oman LNG have signed an agreement to deliver the Sultanate’s first carbon-neutral LNG cargo from Oman LNG’s facility in Qalhat, near Sur.
“The cargo is the first carbon-neutral LNG from the Middle East using nature-based carbon credits to offset full lifecycle CO2 emissions generated across the LNG value chain,” Oman LNG said.
Oman LNG is a joint venture (JV) between the government of Oman 51%, Shell 30%, Total 5.54%, KOLNG 5%, Partex 2%, Mitsubishi 2.77%, Mitsui 2.77% and Itochu 0.92%.
The JV operates a three-train liquefaction plant in Qalhat with a nameplate capacity of 10.4m tonnes per year.
In March this year, Shell delivered the first-ever carbon-neutral LNG cargo in Europe. The cargo was unloaded at the Dragon LNG terminal in Wales and should enable Shell to supply further carbon-neutral gas to the UK domestic market.