Omanoil Partners With Oman Green Awards 2012 To Honor Outstanding Environmental Conservation Practices

Muscat, June 9th 2012

In collaboration with Oman Green Awards, Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) honored corporations and individuals with exceptional vision and achievements in the field of environmental conservation. United with the nation\'s vision for a greener and sustainable Oman, the pioneering fuel and lubricants marketing company encourages the development of innovative solutions that will preserve the country\'s natural resources for generations to come.

On the occasion, omanoil CEO, Eng. Omar bin Ahmed Qatan was awarded in recognition of the company\'s strategic partnership with the country\'s leading environmental awards. He said, "Supporting this green knowledge-sharing platform is an extension of our Health, Safety, Security and Environment philosophy. Partnering with Oman Green Awards for the third consecutive year was an opportunity for the meeting of the minds to mold and instill the value of proactive behavior among the community. We hoped to inspire responsible and sustainable consumption of resources in a stand to safeguard the future."

Along the supply chain, from the refinery to a retail network of 133 filling stations, omanoil is committed to reducing its carbon-footprint by implementing green procedures, while educating staff through HSSE training courses. Preventative measures are taken with the latest leak detection systems and double-wall, fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks at filling stations that ensure an effective and timely response to identifiable problems. The company\'s aluminum road transport tankers increase efficiency and significantly reduce fuel intake, while forecourts carefully conserve energy with LED lights that cut power consumption by over 40%. omanoil also has ambient air monitoring systems installed at the Mina Al Fahal refinery to measure and track emission levels to meet air quality standards.

"Eco-friendly performances are part and parcel of our everyday business practice, and we aim to embed the concept of protecting the planet by joining global movements such as Earth Hour," said Qatan. "omanoil\'s HSSE reputation is undisputed for raising industry benchmarks with schemes to establish emerging techniques in advancing the levels of operational and environmental excellence."

Winners of the Oman Green Awards were recently announced at a grand ceremony held at Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Carlton Hotel. The award categories recognized eco-conscious innovations and campaigns in addition to research and education. A total of nine corporations and individuals were commended for performing beyond the standard for Oman\'s flourishing future.