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Oman’s oil production increases marginally in July

Daily production exceeded one-million-barrel barrier for the first time in history of country’s oil industry

Oman’s production of crude oil and condensate oil amounted to approximately 31.3 million barrels during July 2015, which comes to a daily rate of 1.1m barrels.

This represents an increase by 0.48 per cent compared with June 2015 when the daily average is calculated, reports Oman News Agency.

A report issued by the Ministry of Oil and Gas states that the daily production of crude oil during July has exceeded the one-million-barrel barrier for the first time in the history of Omani oil industry.

The production capacity of the two refineries – Mina Al Fahal Refinery and Sohar subsidiaries of Oman Oil Company – amounted to 222,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

According to Salim Nasser al-Aufi, undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, the increase in output was mainly attributable to a drop in planned maintenance work. The minister stated that he does not expect production to reach the same level in August.