Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) has ventured into uncharted territories with the opening of four new fuel stations in ground breaking locations that augment the government’s prudent infrastructure development blueprint. With a record number of ten new stations opened in 2010 and an ever-expanding network that today comprises 126 filling stations across the country, omanoil has earned its position as the fastest-growing retail network in the Sultanate.
Considered the first site for omanoil to be situated within the oil and gas exploration and production areas, Mukhaizna Fuel Station is located in the Wusta Region at the OXY concession area and has been designed specifically to take into consideration precise HSSE requirements. The second station was recently opened on the road that links Adam to Sinaw and is in the vicinity of an upcoming commercial and residential district. The third fuel station located in Muhoot in the Wusta Region neighbors the ferry port of Shannah and will serve many nearby villages that previously had to travel over 30km for fuel, in addition to tourists and other commuters going to Masirah Island. The latest fuel station was opened on 16 July 2011 in Walyat Maqshan strategically located between Haima and Thamrit.
“Operational efficiency, total convenience and best in class customer service are the cornerstones of our calculated retail network expansion strategy,” said Hussain bin Jama Al Ishaqi, Retail General Manager at omanoil. “The construction of new highways and residential areas that cater to the growing population has accelerated our quest to expand our customer reach and make significant contributions to both motorists and local communities.”
He added, “We will continue to invest in strategic locations across Oman that form an excellent match with our footprint growth plans to reinforce our long-term development ambitions for the nation and raise industry standards in the fuels retail business.”
omanoil’s retail business unit is expected to maintain its role as the growth engine, which contributed more than 55% to annual turnover in 2010, the highest ever in the company’s history. Oman’s visionary fuel and lubricants marketing company will continue to upgrade existing retail facilities by adopting state-of-the-art technology, implementing rigorous staff training programs and exploring new business activities in its resolute journey to achieving total satisfaction for the thousands of customers it serves every day.