Since 1982, when His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said inaugurated Oman’s first refinery at Mina Al Fahal (MAF) in Muscat, this flagship asset of Oman’s downstream industry has granted the Sultanate self-sufficiency in petroleum products and enabled Orpic to meet its commitment to adequate supplies.
For the past 35 years, Orpic’s refineries and plants have gone through several improvements to meet the national need to increase the production of fuels and petrochemicals. As a result, the capacity of the MAF refinery has doubled from 50,000 barrels per day in 1982 to more than 106,000 barrels per day today along with the 198,000 barrels per day from Suhar Refinery; fueling the nation with adequate supplies of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and LPG.
Having integrated these assets with its Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline and Al Jifnain Terminal, which supply majority of the oil products in the Sultanate, Orpic has built a vital logistics system for oil products distribution. These assets, together with the new multi-product pipelines network, will help significantly ensure the supply security of oil products in the local market and beyond.