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.