By Gavin Davids
Production levels of regular fuel and diesel experienced a sharp fall compared to 2008.
The quantity of oil used at Oman Oil Refineries and Petrochemicals Company declined by 7.2 percent during the first ten months of 2009, in comparision to the same period in 2008, a statistics bulletin issued by the National Economy Ministry said.
Overall production in October 2009 was 29,822,300. In October 2008, the same figure was 32,149,300.
The bulletin also pointed out that production by the company declined by 4.1 percent by the end of October 2009 to 29,962,100 barrels as compared to 31,241,000 barrels in 2008.
Products in production included super and regular car petrol. Super petrol production rose by 26 percent in October 2009, to 3,743,300 barrels from 2,970,000 barrels in the corresponding period in 2008.
In the same period, the production of regular petrol declined by 25.6 percent to 1,813,300 barrels in the first ten months of the year. In 2008, the same figures stood at 2,483,200 barrels.
The production of aircraft fuel rose by 4.8 percent to 2,712,400 barrels as compared to 2,588,200 barrels.
Diesel production declined by 14.8 percent to 5,763,800 barrels by the end of October 2009, as compared to 6,761,400 barrels in the previous year.
The bulletin said that production of the petrol gas, Biotin, fell by 3.8 percent to 741, barrels as compared to 770,500 barrels in October 2008.
The products of refinery waste rose by 5.7 percent to 16,160,700 barrels by October 2009. The previous year’s figures stood at 15,289,400 barrels during the same period.