Oman’s refinery output rises 12%
Muscat – The production of refineries and petroleum industries companies in Oman during the first half of 2017 rose 12 per cent compared with the production recorded during the same period of 2016, according to the statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The statistics, based on the data of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), showed that the production of M95 grade petrol declined by 14 per cent to 7.68mn barrels during the first half of 2017 compared to 8.95mn barrels during the corresponding period of last year.
Production of M91 grade petrol reached 4.94mn barrels, rising by 51 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The sales of M91 grew by 27 per cent to 3.68mn barrels in the first half of this year.
The production of gas oil (diesel) increased 13 per cent to 11.78mn barrels, but its sales declined by seven per cent to 8.14mn barrels during the first half of 2017.
The sultanate’s production of jet fuel rose 22 per cent to 2.82mn barrels. Its sales rose by nine per cent to 2.36mn barrels.
Oman’s production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) reached 2.24mn barrels, a rise of 74 per cent compared with the same period of last year. The LPG sales grew by six per cent to 1.15mn barrels.