Font Size

- Aa +

Mon 11 Jun 2007 02:38 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Gonu costs Oman $200m in lost exports

Oman lost $200 million last week because Cyclone Gonu halted its oil exports.

Oman lost $200 million last week because Cyclone Gonu halted its oil exports, the Kuwaiti state news agency Kuna cited an Omani government official as saying on Monday.

The official, who asked not to be named, said Mina al Fahal, Oman's only oil terminal for its 650,000 barrels per day output, and the country's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal of Sur, have been operating normally since Saturday.

"All oil exports have resumed on Saturday," Kuna said quoting the official.

"All pipelines were unaffected."

Energy facilities in Oman were halted for three days during the hurricane.

Petroleum Development Oman said last week that operations and facilities escaped damage.

Gonu, which slammed into Oman on Wednesday, killed at least 49 people.