Oman’s production of petroleum products rose by 12% year-on-year during the first half of 2017, according to the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) reports Times of Oman.
Oman saw a significant increase in the production of regular gasoline. During the first half of 2017, it produced 4,945,000 barrels, a 51% increase in production from the first six months of 2016. Sales rose by 27% to 3,685,000 barrels.
Jet fuel production also rose. Oman produced 2,821,000 barrels, a 22% year-on-year increase. Sales increased 9% to 2,368,000 barrels.
Not all the figures showed increases. Diesel production rose, but sales fell. Oman produced 11,783,000 barrels during the first half of 2017, an increase of 13%, but sales fell to 8,139,000 barrels, a decrease of 7%.
Oman also experienced a decline in the production of premium gasoline. Production fell 14% from 8,951,000 barrels during the first six months of 2016 to 7,684,000 barrels during the same time period in 2017.