Oman’s oil and LNG production is unlikely to be disrupted by a cyclone heading for the Gulf country though it may temporarily affect loadings of both commodities and operations of some power distribution, Oil Minister Mohammed al-Rumhi told S&P Global Platts on Oct. 3.
Oman, the biggest oil producer in the Middle East outside OPEC and a member of the 23-country OPEC+ alliance, pumped 760,000 b/d in August, according to the latest Platts survey. Oman produced oil below its 771,000 b/d quota, the survey showed. Oman LNG has three trains with a total nameplate capacity of 10.4 million mt/year, according to its website.
“The situation is fluid,” the oil minister said. “Will get full assessment later on perhaps tomorrow. I expect some power distribution system to be affected in small towns.”