Oman LNG Signs Landmark Deal with Japanese Firms for Cleaner Energy Future

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Oman LNG Signs Landmark Deal with Japanese Firms for Cleaner Energy Future

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Oman LNG has taken a major step towards a more sustainable future by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hitachi Zosen Corporation (Hitz) and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI). This agreement marks a significant milestone in Oman LNG’s commitment to innovation and reducing its carbon footprint.

Key Points:

  • Focus on Decarbonization: The MoU signifies a collaborative effort to explore cutting-edge methanation solutions. Methanation is a process that combines carbon dioxide with hydrogen (ideally green hydrogen from renewable sources) to create synthetic methane, a crucial clean energy carrier.
  • Oman’s Energy Leadership: This initiative strengthens Oman’s position as a responsible energy supplier while supporting the country’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions.
  • Strategic Partnership: The agreement fosters collaboration to evaluate the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of producing synthetic natural gas from carbon dioxide emissions and hydrogen. This gas could then be reintroduced into Oman LNG’s operations, promoting a circular and sustainable energy cycle.
  • Benefits for Both Parties: The MoU benefits both Oman and Japan. Oman LNG gains access to advanced methanation technology, while Japan strengthens its energy security through this potential new source of clean liquefied gas.
  • Long-Term Vision: The agreement establishes a framework for ongoing dialogue, exploring future collaboration in the energy sector and participation in international clean energy forums.


  • H.E. Eng. Salim Nasser al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals: “This agreement positions Oman to market its gas at preferential prices and opens doors to new markets seeking low-carbon liquefied gas.”
  • Hamed al Naamany, CEO of Oman LNG: “This MoU marks a transformative journey towards cleaner energy solutions. We share a commitment to advancing methanation and shaping a decarbonized future.”

Moving Forward:

By joining forces with Hitz and HZI, Oman LNG aims to become a pioneer in methanation technology, contributing to a cleaner energy future for Oman and the world. The parties will actively explore possibilities for joint research, development, and implementation of sustainable and decarbonized energy solutions.

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