State-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) has quelled fears of a short-term fuel shortage with the announcement that it had made all the necessary arrangements to compensate for any shortfall in petroleum products that may arise from the scheduled 46-day shutdown of its Sohar refinery and petrochemical complex for maintenance.

Speaking on 27 February, ORPIC’s manager of maintenance planning Khamis al-Maqbali said domestic fuel demand at all three of its supply locations - namely Sohar, Muscat and Salalah - had been taken into consideration when planning for the shutdown, without giving further details. (CONTINUED - 257 WORDS)