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Oman banking on hydrogen, renewables in diversified energy strategy

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Oman’s energy and minerals minister is charting a course for affordable, sustainable energy and welcomes international investors.
Oman's Minister of Energy and Minerals Salim Al Aufi arrives for the 45th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 5, 2022.

Oman’s energy sector, with its emphasis on renewables and clean hydrogen, remains the key driver of the country’s economic progress, complementing far-sighted public sector and fiscal reforms that have shaped the country’s turnaround since the COVID pandemic.

“It doesn’t have to be oil and gas,” said Salim Al Aufi, Oman’s Minister of Energy and Minerals, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor. “We are also embarking heavily on renewable energy and hydrogen.”

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