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Oman LNG and Shell join in on carbon-neutral LNG

State-owned Oman LNG has signed an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to deliver the Middle East’s first shipment of carbon-neutral LNG.

Oman LNG and Shell join in on carbon-neutral LNG
Courtesy of Oman LNG

The carbon-neutral LNG cargo will be delivered from the terminal in Qalhat near Sur,  in the Ash Sharqiyah Region of northeastern Oman.

Oman LNG explains that nature-based projects aim to enable nature to generate oxygen and absorb CO2 emissions from the atmosphere.

Such activities lead to the creation of ‘carbon credits’ where each credit represents the avoidance of greenhouse gases.

Oman LNG and Shell join in on carbon-neutral LNG
Courtesy of Oman LNG

This cargo represents 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 reports via its social media channels.

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Oman LNG is a joint venture company, split between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman (51 percent), Royal Dutch/Shell Group (30 percent), Total (5.54 percent), KOLNG (5 percent), Partex (2 percent), Mitsubishi (2.77 percent), Mitsui (2.77 percent) and Itochu (0.92 percent).

Currently, the company operates through a three-train liquefaction plant with a capacity of 10.4 million tons per annum at Qalhat.