State firms from Oman and Kuwait have committed to building an Omani refinery intended mainly for export. Both countries will also provide crude feedstock.

Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) have signed a partnership agreement for their Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) joint venture to build a 230,000 b/d export refinery in a special economic zone being developed at Duqm on the Arabian Sea coast of central Oman.

OOC chief executive...