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Shell Oman begins aviation fuel supply to Duqm Airport

20 Feb 2021

Continuing to reinforce its role as a pioneer in the oil marketing sector in the sultanate, Shell Oman Marketing Company has expanded its operations in the port city of Duqm, by commencing supply of aviation fuel to Duqm Airport, a press release said. 

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Mohammed al Balushi, CEO at Shell Oman Marketing, said, “Shell Oman Marketing is uniquely positioned to deliver global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international customers in Duqm. We truly value our long-standing partnership with the key stakeholders in Oman’s aviation sector, which is evident from our position as the sole fuel farm operator at both Muscat and Salalah airports, and now with Shell Oman’s Aviation fuel business actively operating in Duqm.”

He further said, “With Duqm’s strategic location and geopolitical advantage on the international logistics map, the city is hoisted to transform into a regional hub attracting significant investments and traffics. We are pleased to be a partner in this progressive journey, contributing to the sultanate’s economic diversity goals as part of our long-standing commitment to support Oman Vision 2040.” 

Duqm Airport serves as a gateway into a region with significant economic, industrial and commercial potential as it primarily handles business traffic, with great potential of becoming part of the tourism industry too.

 

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