Situated in northern Oman, the port of Sohar is the centerpiece of the sultanate’s downstream industry and a modest regional bunkering and storage hub. Sitting just 90km south of the UAE’s better-known Fujairah hub, Sohar is accustomed to slipping under the radar, though traders typically view it as part of an extended trading complex alongside its larger neighbor.

It should therefore come as little surprise that while Fujairah has become the epicenter of the emerging regional trade in displaced Russian oil flows, Sohar has quietly also picked up a slice of the action. (CONTINUED - 633 WORDS)