The Sultanate recorded a fall in the production of standard grade petrol (M-91) by the Omani refineries at the end of December 2020 by 28% as the output reached 9.59 million barrels until the end of December 2020, compared to 13.32 million barrels produced during the same period in 2019.
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Gas oil (diesel) output increased by 28% to 33.96 million barrels while aviation fuel oil production fell by 51% to 6.98 million barrels at the end of December 2020, compared to the same period of 2019.
Of the total production of M-91 grade petrol, 7.83 million barrels were sold in the domestic market.
However, Domestic sales of M-95 grade petrol declined by 12% to stand at 11.53 million barrels while sales of gas oil (diesel) within the country was at 13.30 million barrels during the until the end of December 2020.
Domestic sales of aviation fuel oil dropped by 67% to reach 1.68 million barrels while the LPG sales rose by 1% to reach at 2.76 million barrels at the end of December 2020.
As far as petrochemicals are concerned, production of polypropylene by Orpic at the end of December 2020 was 34,500 Metric Ton (MT).
Furthermore, the Omani refineries exported 178,100 MT of benzene until December 2020 while exports of Paraxylene and polypropylene stood at 561,700 MT and 180,500 MT respectively.
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