Capacity of Mina al-Fahal Refinery to Be Raised by 30,000 b/d

The Omani Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals is planning to raise the capacity of Oman's only refinery at Mina al-Fahal from the present 50,000 b/d to 80,000 b/d to meet the country's rising demand for oil products.

Designed by the Shell International Group and built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Company under an OR42mn ($121mn) turn-key contract, the refinery was commissioned in November 1982. Its output...