Refineries Products Rise 39.2pc in Oman
Muscat, 27 Feb (ONA) --- The total products of refineries in Oman increased by 39.3% till the end of January 2023 compared to the corresponding period in 2022, according to the latest data issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The production of standard grade petrol (M-91) surged by 58.3% till the end of January 2023 to stand at 1,442,300 barrels compared to the same period in 2022. Sales of M-91 fuel reached 1,135,800 barrels, comprising a rise by 21%, while exports reached 198,300 barrels.
The production of petrol (M-95) rose by 51.7% to stand at 843,900 barrels compared to 556,300 barrels during the same period in 2022. Sales of M-95 fuel dropped by 3.9% to reach 943,700 barrels, while exports reached 35,000 barrels.
Gas oil (diesel) output went up by 26.5% compared to the same period in 2022, to reach 2,842,200 barrels. Sales of diesel increased by 10.5% to reach 1,165,900 barrels, while exports rose by 37.4% to stand at 1,718,100 barrels.
As far as petrochemicals are concerned, the production and exports of polypropylene surged by 175.3% and 339.7%, respectively. Sales of polypropylene dropped by 41.9% by the end of January 2023 compared to the corresponding period in 2022.
Meanwhile, the production and exports of benzene rose by 36.9% and 111.3% respectively. The production and exports of paraxylene surged by 111.4% and 136.1%, respectively, till the end of January 2023.