The General Company for Homs Refinery managed to produce locally-made compressor oil that served as an alternative to the US one used in the gas plant south of the central region, generating about USD 3.2 million.
In a statement, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said that Homs Refinery cadres managed to produce an alternative to the US oil after the quantity needed for the gas plant to operate ran low and the oil supply ceased as a result of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.
The US oil is organic-based and has no equivalent in Syria, which means that it cannot be manufactured in the oil mixing plant of the Homs Refinery which manufactures oils of a metal basis, according to the statement.
The production capacity of the oil mixing plant is estimated at 60 thousand tons annually. It meets the needs of the local market of various kinds of oils and has won several international awards.