Aromatics Oman Begins Benzene and Paraxylene Production


Aromatics Oman has started production of its two main products benzene and paraxylene at its plant in Sohar, Oman.

The plant has the capacity to produce 198,000 /y of benzene and 819,000t/y of paraxylene, according to Oman Daily.

The plant receives its feedstock of straight-run naphtha from the Sohar Refinery.

Aromatics Oman is a joint venture of state-owned companies Oman Oil, Oman Refinery and Petrochemicals, and Korea's LG International.