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Oman details $3.6-billion investment in petchems at Sohar

9:46 AM MDT | May 31, 2013

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near to a refinery at Sohar, Oman. The complex will provide raw materials for a planned plastics-based industry in Oman. The projects will require a combined investment of about $5 billion. Musab Al Mahrouqi, Orpic CEO, says that the complex will be implemented in tandem with an upgrade of the Sohar refinery. The projects will help maximize the value of Oman’s hydrocarbon resources, boost the output of fuels for domestic consumption, and create...

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