Oman's premium petrol production grows 7%
During January to November this year, the Sultanate produced as much as 21.36mn barrels of super petrol as against 19.90mn barrels last year
Oman’s super petrol production in the first 11 months of 2015 registered a growth of 7.4% compared to the same period of last year, according to official data.
Regular petrol output, on the other hand, fell 40.6%, according to latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
During the period, the Sultanate produced as much as 21.36mn barrels of super petrol as against 19.90mn barrels last year, while regular petrol saw production falling to 1.91mn barrels from prior year’s 3.22mn barrels.
The total output from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), which includes petrol, jet fuel, gas and fuel oil, LPG, residual, propylene, naphtha and others, posted a 4.4% rise during January to November, with volume touching 78.3mn barrels as against 75.02mn barrels posted in the comparable period last year.
Aviation fuel production grew by 2.6% during the same period, with volume rising to 4.57mn barrels from last year’s 4.45mn barrels.
Gasolene rose by 14.3% with a total output of 20.25mn barrels compared to 17.73mn barrels in 2014.
Fuel oil, however, declined by 5.7% to 2.28mn barrels from 2.42mn barrels for the same period of last year.
Significantly, LPG output fell by 2.9% with total production during January to November, sliding to 3.41mn barrels from 3.51mn barrels recorded for the same period last year.
Residual oil witnessed a production surge of 5.8%, with output rising to 17.66mn barrels from 16.70mn barrels a year ago.
Propylene also went up by 0.9% to touch 2.51mn barrels from previous year’s 2.49mn barrels. There had been a rise of 0.7% in the production of SR Naphtha which increased to 3.64mn barrels from 3.61mn barrels earlier.
Production of other products and the refinery fuel declined by 29.3% to 702,600 barrels in the first eleven months of 2015, compared to 994,200 barrels for the same period in 2014.