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Oman Oil Co plans piped gas system for Muscat

CEO of energy firm says he is looking into pipeline system to replace LPG - report

Oman Oil Co plans piped gas system for Muscat

Muscat residents could be set to receive piped natural gas to their homes under plans being considered by the Oman Government, it was reported.

Oman Gas Co (OGC), which supplies natural gas to industries and public utilities in Oman, confirmed it was looking into a pipeline system to replace LPG.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Gas Arabia Summit, Yousuf Al Ojaili, chief executive officer of OGC, told the Muscat Daily that the piped gas plan was in the early stages.

He said the initial supply would only cover some parts of the city, which may gradually be expanded.

“We are trying to co-ordinate with Haya Water to target the services in areas that have not been covered by the sewage project,” he was quoted as saying.

Nasser Al Jashmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, said: “The plan is still being studied and we need to get approvals from the different authorities before we move forward.”

“Only certain parts of Muscat will be covered in the first stage,” he said.

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khdmohd - Energy expert UAE 6 years ago

City gas to houses and to apartment is totally un advisable in this days of advanced tech housing . The technologies has advanced the home cooking appliance and made them more efficient to operate on electricity . So any system to supply gas to housing for cooking is just a waste of money . As for light industries such as bakeries and car transport station it may be viable . I j\have been going around GCC oil & gas companies advising them on the same with justifications and reasons . Please stop this project as it is not what our new generation will want for them ... why are we using this old method to make our new generation live as 100 years ago ... advance the living way for Omanis and make the future brighter bt keeping old aged methodologies away