Muscat: Ya'aqoub bin Shayekh Al Dhab'ouni, head of Oil Products Licences at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that the ministry is revising the new executive regulation for the oil gas sale licences.
He pointed out that the number of licences granted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stores in 2015 (wholesale and retail) stood at seven including two licences in the Governorate of Muscat, 4 stores in the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah and two stores in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah.
Al Dhab'ouni explained that the number of final licences provided to LPG stores as of the end of 2015 stood at 420 including 41 in Muscat, 30 in Musandam, 19 in Al Buraimi, 67 in Al Dakhiliyah, 82 in North Al Batainh, 47 in South Al Batinah, 46 in South Al Sharqiyah, 37 in North Al Sharqiyah, 37 in Al Dhahirah and 14 in Al Wusta.
He added that the Governorate of North Al Batinah topped the list of the number of licences with 82. "Fifteen applications for LPG warehouses are still under processing by the relevant authorities," he said.