From 29-30 October, Muscat hosted the prestigious Gas and LNG Middle East Summit under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas, with Oman LNG as the key sponsor. The Summit, a collaboration between Oman LNG and Wisdom Events, was attended by many senior level executives and gas experts from the global gas industry.
In his welcoming note, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhy indicated that the Gas and LNG Summit came timely considering the growth in the Gas and LNG industry in the Middle East as they have become an important commodity. He further mentioned that “we have been blessed with new discoveries” where LNG is discussed in the future plans. He added that the Middle East will continue to be a major hub for gas and LNG in the coming years. There is massive growth of LNG import in the east of our region.
The conference provided an opportunity for officials, decision-makers and specialists in the gas and LNG sectors to share knowledge, raise awareness and discuss the strategic options and solutions offered by natural gas suppliers and service providers in terms of sustainability of energy availability and its pivotal role in social and economic development. The panel sessions provided an opportunity for government representatives and industry professionals to share knowledge, raise awareness and discuss technical enhancements and safety challenges related to this bourgeoning industry.
With all eyes on the current economic shifts in the global oil and gas industry and numerous gas opportunities arising in this region, in the Sultanate of Oman in particular, the time could not be better to host this event in the region accompanied by reputable government and industry partners, and key gas experts.
“During the summit we had the pleasure to learn from each other and share knowledge. With senior leaders, partners and experts in the gas industry attending, we had an invaluable opportunity to discuss the role of natural gas today, and in the future. There is no doubt new insights and added-value was brought to the global gas industry”, Harib Al Kitani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG, shared.