Oman sees 1.2% increase in production of refineries, petroleum industries

crude oil
crude oil

Muscat: The production of refineries and petroleum industries in the Sultanate of Oman increased by 1.2 percent at the end of December 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, according to preliminary statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The production of regular gasoline (91) witnessed a 13.7 per cent increase by the end of December 2023, resulting in a  11.2 per cent increase in sales. Additionally, liquefied petroleum gas, paraxylene, and benzene products recorded an increase in exports, with a growth rate of 82.8 percent, 163.8 percent, and 76.8 percent, respectively.

The statistics indicate that the production of regular gasoline (91) reached 15,705,600 barrels by the end of December 2023, with sales amounting to 14,640,900 barrels. On the other hand, the production of premium gasoline (95) decreased by 25.6 percent, recording 11,44,300 barrels, and its sales also decreased by 3.9 percent to 12,87,500 barrels.

The production of diesel fuel (gas oil) decreased by 0.4 percent, recording 32,425,900 barrels, with sales amounting to 14,353,700 barrels. Furthermore, the production of jet fuel increased by 25.3 percent, totaling 9,866,500 barrels, with sales of 4,429,200 barrels. The production of Liquefied petroleum gas increased by 13.9 per cent, reaching 7,861,000 barrels.

Regarding petrochemicals, the production of benzene increased by 59.1 percent, reaching 138,200 metric tons, while the production of paraxylene reached 494,900 metric tons, representing a 162.4 percent. The production of polypropylene dropped by 11.1 percent, amounting to 222,900 metric tons.

Oman’s exports of gasoline (91) declined by 23.9 percent to reach 1,221,900 barrels, while exports of fuel (95) until the end of December 2023 amounted to 580,400 barrels, a decrease of 81.3 percent compared to the same period in 2022, while Exports of gas oil (diesel) amounted to 18 million 448 thousand and 500 barrels, and aviation fuel reached 5 million 531 thousand and 900 barrels, an increase of 19.1 percent, while exports of liquefied petroleum gas amounted to 449 thousand and 200 barrels. Paraxylene exports also amounted to 493,150 metric tons, while gasoline exports recorded 142,240 metric tons, and polypropylene exports decreased by 4.9 percent, recording 208,700 metric tons.

Terms of Use:

  • This website Arabian Daily is an individual’s property, not used for any commercial or sales purposes. What you see here are one’s random thoughts in action. I, by no means, endorse any product or party through this, unless stated explicitly.
  • All work you will find here is copyrighted unless stated otherwise. No part of this work can be reproduced in any way with the exception of a) if you share our work, it should link back to this website; b) if you quote any part of our work, it should be properly credited to us with a link to this website.
  • All images used on this website have been taken from open source image websites on the Internet. If any of them are copyrighted to you and you want us to take them down or add credits, please feel free to contact us here, or by using the contact form on this page.
  • The views expressed on Arabian Daily are solely ours. They do not represent any party or any particular school of thought. This website does not promote racism in any form.
  • Privacy Policy:
    This website will respect the readers’ and the writer’s privacy. We do not sell any of their personal or contact information to another company. We do not put your information on spam lists. Also, and more importantly, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of our advertisers or website commenters.
  • Reserve Rights: We reserve the right to change the focus on this website, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use at our own discretion.