Shipments of refined crude from Oman's port of Sohar are continuing, a port spokeswoman said on Monday after anti-government protests blocked roads leading to the key industrial area in the Gulf oil producer.
The port ships 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) of a range of products from the Sohar refinery, she said.
"It is true the protesters are making a very non-violent protest," the spokeswoman told Reuters. "Marine traffic in and out is not affected at the moment."
Oman is a small oil producer, pumping around 850,000 bpd of crude, which is exported through its port of Mina al-Fahal, where Oman also has a smaller refinery with a capacity of around 85,000 bpd.
Oman has announced investments to increase output and its crude already has international significance because it is used as a pricing benchmark.
The port spokeswoman said sustained protests, blocking trucks and staff from gaining access to the port, could eventually affect marine traffic. Crude reaches the refinery by pipeline.