Oman ponders new oil pipeline

Pipeline would tap into national oil line at Nahada

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

State-owned gas transportation utility Oman Gas Company (OGC) has undertaken a pre-feasibility study of an oil pipeline that could tap into the nation's Main Oil Line, according to Oman Daily Observer.

The pipeline would tap in to the national oil line at Nahada in central Oman, and transport crude over a 440 km distance to Ras Markaz, the report said.

A separate pipeline would connect the Ras Markaz terminal with a new $6bn refinery currently in the early stages of execution at Duqm SEZ.

“The 230,000 barrels per day capacity refinery is being developed by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries, a 50:50 joint venture partnership of Oman Oil Company and IPIC of Abu Dhabi,” said the report.

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