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Protests in Oman are not stopping shipments of oil


Shipments of refined crude from Omans port of Sohar are continuing, a port spokeswoman said, after recent anti-government protests had blocked roads leading to the key industrial area in Oman.


The port ships 160,000 barrels per day of a range of products from the Sohar refinery. Oman is a small oil producer, pumping around 850,000 bpd of crude, which is exported through its port of Mina al-Fahal, where Oman also has a smaller refinery with a capacity of around 85,000 bpd.

The port spokeswoman said that at the moment marine traffic in and out of the port is not affected at the moment.But any sustained protests, blocking trucks and staff from gaining access to the port, could eventually affect marine traffic, reported Reuters.

Oman has announced investments to increase output and its crude already has international significance because it is used as a pricing benchmark.