Muscat: Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) recently celebrated 15 years of successful operation and looks forward to creating more fully integrated service hubs across the globe.
OOMCO currently holds a 39% market share in Oman and has recently expanded its footprint across international markets including Saudi Arabia and Tanzania.
In 2018 alone, the company opened its 200th service station in Oman and became the first fuel marketer to introduce Ultimax, the only 98 Octane fuel in the country. It plans to site four mobile service stations across Al Batinah Expressway to meet the demand for fuel in nearby areas and ensure access to fuel for all motorists.
The company was also the first to launch a service station to be powered by solar panels connected directly to the electricity network, and installed an electric vehicle charger (EV) at its Mazoon Street service station.
A 20-year investment agreement signed with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) saw the launch of the Sultanate’s first MEGA service station. The fully integrated service hub on the campus is set to open this year, providing access to shops, food products and other complementary services.
In a bid to expand its global footprint, OOMCO also opened a 40,000 square meter MEGA service station in Saudi Arabia last year. The facility comprises cafes, rest areas and automated car washes.
OOMCO’s second site in the Kingdom is set to open by April, with two more in the second half of this year.
“Enhancing both customer and shareholder value through local and global expansion as well as innovation is our top priority,” said David Kalife, Chief Executive Officer of OOMCO. “We have also increased distribution of lubricants and broadened our network of service stations across the Sultanate. Our ambition is to become the most customer-centric marketer in the Gulf Cooperation Council and to transform the fuel industry into integrated service hubs. We want to provide more than fuel always, we want to offer a delightful experience for our customers, fulfilling their wants, not only their needs. We look forward to a prosperous journey in the years ahead.”
As a homegrown company, OOMCO has achieved an Omanization rate of 83% and will continue to recruit local talent across all operations.