The Muscat Sohar Pipeline Project (MSPP) will connect our Mina Al Fahal and Sohar refineries by means of a 280 km pipeline to an intermediate distribution and storage facility at Jifnain, as well as a new storage facility at Muscat International Airport, which will receive aviation fuel directly from the pipeline. The project is due to be commissioned in 2016.
MSPP will be a two-way multi-product pipeline, the first of its kind to be constructed in Oman. It will remove the need for Orpic to ship and truck refined products. Not only will it bring a new level of efficiency and lower costs to its business, it will reduce the number of fuel-tank truck journeys in and around Muscat. Heavy fuel-tank truck traffic in Muscat is expected to drop by 70%. MSPP will help to ensure the safe, continuous and environmentally friendly supply of a range of fuels to meet rapidly growing local demand.