Middle East Economic Survey


No 12



Omani Protests Spread Deeper Inside PDO

Workers at Omani oil and gas fields went briefly on strike on 15 March, as they issued a warning to state-owned, Shell-led Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the countrys largest oil and gas producer. There was no major interruption of output, but the implied threat to PDOs 550,000 b/d of oil production was clear. The PDO strike is the first industrial unrest at a state-owned Gulf oil company...