Oman: 7.5% decline in year-on-year petrol output

Oman: 7.5% decline in year-on-year petrol output
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Published April 9th, 2015 - 07:33 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Production of regular petrol (90 octanes) in February fell 41.9 per cent to 388.1 barrels compared to 668.5 barrels in the same month last year.  (Image: file photo)
Production of regular petrol (90 octanes) in February fell 41.9 per cent to 388.1 barrels compared to 668.5 barrels in the same month last year. (Image: file photo)

The sultanate produced 12,321.4 barrels of petrol (regular and super) in February marking a 7.5 per cent fall compared to the output of 13,320.6 barrels during the same month in 2014.

According to figures issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), based on data from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic), production of regular petrol (90 octanes) in February fell 41.9 per cent to 388.1 barrels compared to 668.5 barrels in the same month last year. 

However, super petrol (95 octane) logged a 4.6 per cent year-on-year rise in production in February reaching 3,363 barrels as against 3,214.8 barrels last year. 

Meanwhile, the sultanate produced 658.4 barrels of jet fuel in February which was 18.6 per cent less compared to the output in 2014.

The production of diesel rose 11.9 per cent to reach 3,283.5 barrels in February from last year’s figure of 2,935.6 barrels. The fuel oil production in February on the other hand dipped 56.9 per cent to 193 barrels compared to 447.9 barrels in February 2014.

NCSI statistics also shows that Oman produced 385.9 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) last February marking a 41.6 per cent decrease compared to 661.1 barrels recorded during same period of 2014. 

The production of propylene was 223.2 barrels, registering a 54 per cent decline compared to the production recorded in 2014, which stood at 485 barrels. The production of naphtha also came down by 41.8 per cent to 378.4 barrels compared to previous year’s output.

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