Shell Celebrates Omani National Day
Dec 01, 2016
MUSCAT, Oman - To mark the 46th Omani National Day, Shell in Oman held a commemorative programme to celebrate the achievements of the Omani Renaissance.
Two events took place to mark this occasion, one in Shell Development Oman, and the other in Shell Oman Marketing Company. Internal celebrations included cultural activities, display of the different regions and governorates in the Sultanate, folklore ensembles, and presentations presented by the staff to educate their colleagues about various aspects of Omani culture and heritage.
In addition to the Oman based celebrations, Shell participated in the National Day event hosted by the Omani Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. At this event the ‘Solar into Schools’ project was highlighted and attracted significant attention and support from visitors. The ‘Solar into Schools’ project is one of the two initiatives that were introduced by Shell as part of its 5th Gift to The Nation. ‘Solar into Schools’ will see Omani SMEs install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems into 22 public schools across the Sultanate over the next 5 years. Tony Fisher, a Senior Researcher of Renewable Energies in Shell and technical advisor to the ‘Solar into Schools’ project, and Moosa AL-Jahdhami, a Petroleum Development Oman Geophysist on assignment with Shell in The Hague, supported the event, presenting the project and materiality of solar technologies to Oman.
Commenting on Shell’s celebration of the National Day, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman, Chris Breeze, stated: “We are honoured to take part in the festivities of Omani National Day, a day that brings together all those who live in Oman, both citizens and residents alike, to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Omani Renaissance and its achievements. We are proud of the rich history and partnership that Shell shares with the Sultanate and remain committed to supporting our Omani partner ventures delivering their national objectives and meeting the Sultanate’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.”
For Media Enquiries:
Mohammed Ali Al Farsi, GM External Affairs
Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG
Tel : 24570376
Notes to Editors:
ABOUT Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG
Initially established in 1958, Shell Marketing (Oman) Ltd became a public limited company in 1997 and was renamed Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG. This was a unique step in Shell’s history in the Middle East and today ownership of the company is shared between Shell, with 49%, and private investors, many of whom are members of the Omani public.
This ensures that the company not only benefits from Shell's world-class marketing expertise, it is also able to call upon first-hand knowledge of the Sultanate’s business needs and practices.
Today, Shell Oman Marketing provides services and sells a wide range of Shell automotive, aviation and marine products, including fuels, lubricants and greases. SOM also has a network of over 150 Shell retail service stations strategically located throughout the Sultanate.
Shell in Oman by numbers
- Shell Oman has over 150 service stations located in strategic locations around Oman
- Shell Oman has reached an Omanization level that exceeds 89%
- Shell Oman owns and operates Oman's only oil blending plant