OQ Salalah LPG project is officially operational
Jan 15, 2022
Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, on Sunday inaugurated the official opening ceremony of the OQ Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant in the Governorate of Dhofar, affiliated to the (OQ) Group, with a total investment value of approximately 318 million Omani riyals.
The factory is one of the most important energy projects of the OQ Group, which embodies the government's orientations towards promoting economic diversification policies and maximizing the local value-added of natural resources and in implementation of the Oman 2040 vision, which aims to diversify sources of income.
His Highness was briefed on the units of the factory, which was built according to the highest standards of safety and technical quality, from the extraction facility, the crushing facility, and the factory tanks, in addition to the shipping facilities and the system of interconnection pipelines that operate from the current connection points to the extraction unit and from there to storage facilities to export facilities.
His Highness also listened to an explanation of the commercial operations of the plant, which have already started through the production and export of liquefied petroleum gas according to international standards, the first shipment of which was exported in July of 2021.
He was also briefed on the plans to start the actual production of all the three products of the factory (propane, butane, and condensate) and load gas tankers to meet the requirements of citizens and residents in the Governorate of Dhofar, in addition to shipping private ships for the components of liquefied petroleum gas and the process of exporting it abroad.
This vital project works on processing natural gas liquids (NGLs) extracted from gas networks into LPG besides a host of other refined petroleum products and petrochemicals.