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Power production increases by 5.7pc

MUSCAT

The Sultanate’s gross electricity production rose 5.7 per cent to 6,552.5 gigawatt (GW) at the end of the first quarter of 2017, compared with 6199.7 GW during the same period last year. Net production went up 6.8 per cent to 6,308.5 GW, according to the latest figures from the National Centre for Statistics and Information.

The gross production in Muscat Governorate declined by 53 per cent to 511.7 GW and in Dhofar it grew by 4 per cent to 731.7 GW. Musandam’s electricity production went up 2.6 per cent to 53.2 GW, and Dakhiliyah’s output declined 38.8 per cent to 141.1 GW.

The governorates of South and North Al Batinah and A’Dhahirah stepped up their production by 7.1 per cent to 3697.4 GW and norates of A’Sharqiyah and Al Wusta logged a rise at 123 per cent and 11.8 per cent to touch 1,335.2 GW and 82.2 GW respectively.

The Sultanate’s water production increased 5.2 per cent in the first two months of 2017 to reach 60.19 million cubic metres, compared with 57.21 cubic metres in February 2016.

Muscat saw production decline by 0.7 per cent to 26.06 million cubic meters, while Dhofar saw production go up by 17.4 per cent to 8.6 million cubic meters. In the other governorates, production rose 8 per cent to 25.52 million cubic meters as against 23.63 million cubic meters last year.

Oman News Agency

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