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Oman’s local production, imports of natural gas stand at 32 billion cubic metres

Nearly half (54.6 per cent) of the Sultanate’s natural gas output was used by industrial projects this year

Oman’s local natural gas output and imports edged up by 4.5 per cent in the first ten months of the current year to a total of 32.8 billion cubic metres, according to fresh statistics.

Roughly 17.7 per cent of the Sultanate’s output was associated with gas, the National Centre for Statistics and information says in a report.

In terms of use, nearly 54.6 per cent of the country’s natural gas output was used by industrial projects this year, compared with 55.2 per cent in the same period last year.

Furthermore, the Sultanate’s oil fields consumed 21.9 per cent of natural gas output while electric power-generation plants used 21.8 per cent of the total output.

Local production peaked in August with 3.603bn cubic metres while April saw local production at its lowest (2.97bn cubic metres).

Noteworthy, Oman’s oil exports amounted to 232.5 million barrels during the first nine months of the year 2015, with annual increase of 5.7 per cent.

The data indicates an average daily oil production of 978,000 barrels during the period under study, with an annual increase of 3.2 per cent.