Fahud-Sohar Gas Pipeline

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Fahud-Sohar NGL pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Oman.[1]


The pipeline runs from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar.[2]

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Project details

Fahud-Sohar Gas Pipeline I

  • Operator: Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries (Orpic) [1][2]
  • Parent: Sultanate of Oman; Oman Oil Company SAOC[3]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 301 kilometers[2]
  • Diameter: 32 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start year: 2021[5] [4]
  • Cost: US$303 million
  • Associated Projects: Fahud-Sohar NGL Pipeline

Fahud-Sohar Gas Pipeline II

  • Operator: Oman’s OQ[6]
  • Parent: Sultanate of Oman; Oman Oil Company SAOC[6]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 301 km[6]
  • Diameter: 42 inch[6]
  • Status: Proposed[6]
  • Start year: 2025[6]
  • Cost:
  • Associated Projects:


The Fahud-Sohar pipeline is a part of the Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC), which will manufacture polyethylene a key ingredient in plastics manufacturing.[5] It runs parallel to the existing 32-inch Fahud–Sohar Pipeline and is expected to supply gas to the North Power station.[2]

On February 26, 2016, Punj Lloyd group announced that it won contracts for the construction of a 14-inch diameter, 300-kilometer natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline and a 32-inch diameter, 301-kilometer gas pipeline as part of the project. It stated that the pipelines need to be completed within 38 and 35 months, respectively.[7]

In May 2020, construction on the LPIC was nearly complete and the complex had begun testing.[8] It was slated to begin commercial polyethylene production by the end of Q3 in 2021[5], though delays were also expected.[9]

As of October 2021, commercial operation had yet to be confirmed for the LPIC, and the associated Fahud-Sohar Gas Pipeline is still considered under construction.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Liwa Plastics project in Oman is on track for 2020 completion | Market Report Company - analytics, Prices, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, reports". www.mrcplast.com (in русский). Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Oil & Gas News (OGN)". www.oilandgasnewsworldwide.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  3. "Liwa Plastics Project, Sohar - Chemical Technology". Chemical Technology. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Get free Access 100,000+ Middle East & North Africa construction projects". www.bncnetwork.net. Retrieved 2023-09-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Liwa Plastics set for commercial launch by end-Q3". Oman Observer. 2021-08-01. Retrieved 2021-10-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "Oman's OQ expected to award Fahud-Sohar second loop construction contract in Q3". Retrieved 2023-09-13.
  7. Punj Lloyd (February 6, 2016). "Punj Lloyd wins Pipeline contracts worth Rs. 2,070 crores (US$ 304 million) in Oman" (PDF). punjlloydgroup.com. Retrieved August 7, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "OQ's Liwa Plastics Industries Complex Starts Commissioning | OQ". oq.com. Retrieved 2021-10-28.
  9. McQue, Katie (2021-05-02). "Oman's OQ expects delays in Liwa petchem, LPG projects on pandemic". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-10-28.

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