Oman in deal to boost Sohar refining by 60pc
Muscat, May 18, 2011
Oman has signed an agreement with an engineering company to boost the capacity of Sohar refinery by around 60 per cent by 2015, the country's state news agency reported on Wednesday.
'The goal behind signing this agreement is to improve the quality of products and increase refining capacity by around 60 percent,' citing a statement from Oman's oil minister at the signing ceremony.
The current capacity of Sohar, located outside the strategic Starits of Hormuz, is at 116,000 barrels per day (bpd). - Reuters