The number of Oman Oil, Shell and Al Maha petrol stations opened in 2016 in various governorates stood at 25, according to a report from Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Vocational and Petroleum Agencies Department said that 23 temporary permits were issued for petrol stations at the different governorates in 2016.
The number of petrol stations that were already working stood at 16.
The department received 37 applications for licences to set up and operate private petrol stations and forwarded them to relevant authorities for necessary action.
Oman News Agency