Oman's Duqm Refinery successfully exported its first shipment of high-quality diesel as per international specifications.
This coincides with the company getting closer to achieving commercial operation, with trial operations continuing to progress, exceeding 81 percent, while the percentage of construction work has exceeded more than 99 percent, Oman's state news agency reported.
The trial operations included testing all supply chains at the Duqm Refinery, including crude oil storage facilities at the Ras Markaz and an 80-kilometre-long crude oil transport pipeline.
In recent months, the Ras Markaz crude oil tanks received more than three million barrels of Omani and Kuwaiti crude oil, which were later pumped from Ras Markaz to the refinery complex in Duqm via the oil transportation pipeline.
The trial operations also included the export of the first shipments of naphtha and fuel oil via product storage and export dock at Duqm Port.
The Duqm Refinery Project is a joint project between the OQ Group and Kuwait Petroleum International Company and is located in the heart of the Special Economic Zone in Duqm.
The project includes three main packages capable of producing diesel, jet fuel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, sulfur, and petroleum coal.
The Duqm Refinery has a capacity of 230,000 barrels per day and is capable of dealing with various types of crude oil, including Omani and Kuwaiti crude.