Muscat: Oman's Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has restocked all the M95 petrol at fuel stations in northern Oman, after complaints of a lack of supply and quality.
A withdrawal was ordered after customers in some fuel stations in Buraimi and North Batinah governorates, complained to MOCI. In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said, "After an extensive investigation, it was revealed that sediment was found in an M95 truck, which was transported to Sohar station for storage. The petroleum products were then transported to some petrol stations in North and South Batinah, and in Buraimi."
The ministry had earlier ordered all companies to withdraw fuel products in the affected areas. The ministry also ensured that all storage facilities were cleaned and restocked with new fuel, while ensuring that residents in those areas did not feel a lack of M95 fuel during that period.
"The ministry would like to confirm that today September 18, 2018, is the last day of the cleaning operation in all affected stations. Work will resume as usual," the ministry said.
"The ministry could not find a solution that would please all the parties — Orpic and the three stations affected — involved. Therefore, the ministry has referred the case to the Public Prosecution for further investigation," the statement added.