Muscat-Sohar Pipeline

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Muscat-Sohar pipeline, also known as the Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) Project, is an operating multi-product oil and gas pipeline in Oman.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Mina Al Fahal to Sohar Refinery, Oman.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Orpic Logistics Company[3]
  • Parent: Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries[3]
  • Current capacity: 93,000 bpd[4]
  • Length: 290 km / 180 miles[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start Year: 2018[1]

Background

According to HydroCarbonProcessing.com, MSPP is a 290 km multi-product, bi-directional pipeline connecting the Mina Al Fahal and Sohar Orpic refineries to the Al Jefnain storage and distribution facility. Additionally, it brings aviation fuel directly to the Muscat International airport.[1]

The pipeline is divided into three sections:[1]

  • Mina al Fahal refinery- Al Jefnain facility: 45 km, 10 inch diameter
  • Sohar refinery - Al Jefnain plant: 220 km, 18 inch diameter
  • Al Jefnain facility - Muscat international airport: 25 km, 10 inch diameter

Operations were initially expected to commence by mid-2017[3], however Orpic Logistics Company inaugurated the projection in March 2018.[1]

The pipeline follows a similar route to the Mina Al Fahal-Sohar Oil Pipeline, which started operations in 2005.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Orpic Logistics Company inaugurated the Muscat-Sohar pipeline & the Al Jefnain terminal in Oman". www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  2. "Middle East Pipelines map - Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines - Natural Gas pipelines - Products pipelines". Theodora. March 18, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Gulf Construction Online - Orpic to build Muscat-Sohar pipeline". www.gulfconstructionworldwide.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  4. U.S. Energy Information Administration 1 (January 7, 2019). "Background Reference: Oman" (PDF). eia.gov. Retrieved August 7, 2020.

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