Oil marketing firms in Oman opened 23 new fuel stations in 2017: MoCI

Muscat - 

Oman’s oil marketing companies opened 23 new filling stations in 2017, thus taking the total number of filling stations in the sultanate to 590, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).

The data showed that Muscat governorate with 144 filling stations has the highest number of stations in the country, followed by North Batinah with 97 filling stations. Al Dakhiliyah came at third place with 63 stations and Dhofar at fourth place with 60 filling stations.

Currently, there are 50 stations in South Batinah, 41 in South Sharqiyah, 39 in North Sharqiyah, 33 in Dhahirah and 33 in Al Wusta governorate. The number of filling stations in Buraimi is 19. The least number of filling stations were recorded in Musandam where the number is just 11, the data revealed.

In a statement on the ministry’s website, Yaqoub bin Shaikh al Dabouni, head of the petroleum products licensing department at MoCI, said that the establishment of fuel stations was not only a commercial investment. “It is also an economic and commercial service and a face of the country.”

The MoCI in cooperation with the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has also launched an evaluation system for fuel stations’ services through a mobile application ‘My Fuel’.

“This application allows those who use these filling stations to evaluate their services by downloading it, entering into it and selecting the location of the filling station before evaluating their services,” Dabouni said.

Similar content

muscat daily recycle