Commercial operations at the $320 million-Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) project through its main fuel terminal in Al Jefnain have been started, said Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) in a statement
The $320 million investment is one of Orpic’s strategic growth projects, which will deliver more than 50 per cent of Oman’s fuel via the state-of-the-art storage facility.
Orpic has reached a new milestone of MSPP and Al Jifnain Terminal’s commissioning as it has completed its first operational truck loading to the local oil marketing companies in Oman, said a company release.
The fuels are currently supplied by pipeline to the terminal from Orpic’s Sohar Refinery. Al Jifnain Terminal will serve as new hub for fuel supply to local marketing companies. “The terminal will start to commercially supply aviation fuel by the year end through a direct pipeline to support the requirement of Muscat International Airport,” added the statement.