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Diesel Production in Oman Exceeds 24 Million Barrels by End of August 2021


 

Muscat, 11 Oct (ONA) — The Sultanate recorded a rise in the production of super grade petrol (M-95) by 19% to reach 9,397,500 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 7,903,000 barrels at the same period of 2020, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

 

Sales of M-95 grade petrol reached 8,354,900 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 7,171,500 barrels during the same period in 2020, comprising an increase by 17%. Exports of M-95 grade petrol reached 1,422,200 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 667,200 barrels during the same period in 2020, constituting a surge by 113%.  

 

The output of standard grade petrol (M-91) rose by 42% to reach 8,963,400 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 6,328,400 barrels during the same period in 2020.

 

The sales of M-91 grade petrol reached 5,487,300 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 5,136,400 barrels during the same period in 2020, comprising an increase by 7%. Moreover, exports of M-91 grade petrol went up by 37% to reach 3,708,900 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 2,702,400 barrels in the same period of 2020.

 

Gas oil (diesel) output increased by 10% to 24,319,200 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 22,060,900 barrels as at the end of August 2020. Sales of diesel declined by 1% to reach 8,788,900 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 8,904,500 barrels sold by the end of August 2020. Meanwhile, exports of diesel rose by 18% to stand at 15,463,500 as at the end of August 2021 barrels compared to 13,052,700 barrels during the same period in 2020.

 

Aviation fuel oil production went down by 26% to reach 3,987,000 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 5,356,500 barrels during the same period in 2020.

 

Sales of aviation fuel oil also fell by 32% to reach 896,600 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 1,318,100 barrels during the same period of the previous year. Moreover, the exports of aviation fuel stood at 3,111,000 as at the end of August 2021 compared to 4,120,200 barrels during the same period in 2020, comprising a drop by 24%.

 

The production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) increased by 25% to reach 4,905,800 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 3,918,400 barrels during the same period of 2020. Sales of LPG stood at 4,909,400 barrels as at the end of August 2021 compared to 1,846,900 barrels during the same period in 2020, constituting a surge by 166%. Exports of LPG dropped by 83% to reach 392,200 barrels compared to 2,357,400 barrels during the same period in 2020.

 

As far as petrochemicals are concerned, production of benzene went up by 12% to reach 146,300 Metric Ton (MT) while its exports stood at 147,800 MT.

 

The production of Paraxylene reached 382,400 MT as at the end of August 2021 while its exports stood at 389,200 MT.

 

Moreover, the production of polypropylene went up by 3% to reach 144,000 MT. Sales of polypropylene also increased by 15% to stand at 26,800 MT while its exports also rose by 1% to reach 101,400 MT compared to the same period of 2020. 

— Ends/AG/KH



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