Automobile Fuel Production Increases 57.4 pc by end of January 2024

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Production of automobile fuel increases by 57.4%  in Oman by end of January 2024

Muscat: The production of automobile fuel by refineries and petroleum industries in the Sultanate of Oman increased by 57.4 percent by the end of January 2024, compared to the same month in 2023, according to preliminary statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information.

Statistics indicated that the production of regular automobile fuel “91” decreased by 17.9 percent at the end of January 2024, compared to an increase of premium automobile fuel “95” by 12.7 percent.

The production of automobile fuel “91” reached about one million and 184 thousand and 200 barrels, while its sales amounted to one million. And 175 thousand and 900 barrels, while the production of “95” automobile fuel recorded about 951 thousand and 100 barrels, with sales recording 993 thousand barrels.

Diesel gas oil production decreased by 26.1 percent, recording two million 101 thousand and 700 barrels, and its sales recorded one million 137 thousand and 700 barrels. Aviation fuel production also increased by 39.7 percent, recording one million 77 thousand and 800 barrels, and its sales recorded 383 thousand barrels, and the production of liquefied petroleum gas recorded. 672 thousand and 800 barrels, while its sales reached 808 thousand barrels. With regard to petrochemicals; Statistics showed that gasoline production increased by 17.6 percent, recording 13,500 metric tons, while the production of paraxylene reached 55,300 metric tons, rising by 56.5 percent. Polypropylene production decreased by 16.4 percent, recording 18,600 metric tons, but its sales increased by 64.8 percent, recording 2,000. And 700 metric tons.

The Sultanate of Oman’s exports of “91” fuel increased by 14.6 percent to reach 227,300 barrels, while no exports of “95” fuel were recorded until the end of last January. As for exports of “diesel” gas oil, they amounted to 709,400 barrels, and of aviation fuel. 707 thousand and 400 barrels, while exports of liquefied petroleum gas amounted to 102 thousand and 200 barrels.

Paraxylene exports amounted to 60,400 metric tons, gasoline exports amounted to 6,600 metric tons, and polypropylene exports amounted to 9,900 metric tons.

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