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Oman Daily Observer - - IN IDEOMAN S -

oil were at 3.17 mil­lion bar­rels while LPG sales within the coun­try rose 11 per cent to 1.70 mil­lion bar­rels dur­ing Jan­uary-au­gust pe­riod of 2018.

The pro­duc­tion of petro­chem­i­cals by Or­pic re­finer­ies also showed a marked growth in the first eight months of 2018. Pro­duc­tion of Ben­zene by Or­pic for the first eight months of 2018 surged 17 per cent to 156,000 tonnes while out­put of paraxy­lene and polypropy­lene rose by 14 per cent and 5 per cent re­spec­tively to 451,000 tonnes and 180,000 tonnes re­spec­tively.

In ad­di­tion, Omani re­finer­ies ex­ported 148,000 tonnes of ben­zene dur­ing the first eight months of 2018 while ex­ports of paraxy­lene and polypropy­lene stood at 419,000 tonnes and 148,000 tonnes re­spec­tively.

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