Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Things that make you go hmm... part 374

I'm still scratching my head after reading the main story from yesterday's Oman Observer. There's something fishy going on at our oil company. Why else would PDO send out a press release at the end of August 2004 congratulating itself and patting its own back for, check this out: almost meeting last year's production target.

"Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), which pumps in 90 per cent of the country’s oil, said that the company has almost met the production target set for last year.

The company has produced an average of 702,000 barrels of oil per day in 2003, which is 99.8 per cent of the target of 703,000 barrel a day set by the management earlier."

I'd link the full article if it wasn't for the fact that our brilliant official paper doesn't archive their papers for more than 5 days.