Bahrain Oil Minister: Contracts Signed for Expanding Bahrain Refinery by End of Month

2018-01-24 - 8:14 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Minister of Oil, Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, said that the expansion of the Bahrain Refinery is the largest project in the history of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and will be officially signed between Bapco and Technip by the end of January.

The Oil Minister highlighted in a press statement on Tuesday (January 23, 2018) that the new refining capacity is expected to reach 400,000 barrels, expressing hope that the expansion works will begin within a period of 48-50 months.

The Minister further stated that more than 50% of the replacement and upgrading works of the 70-year old Bahraini-Saudi oil pipeline have been completed, noting the project is steadily moving according to the plan.

He expected the Bahraini-Saudi oil pipeline would be ready to run by the end of 2018, stressing the new oil pipeline would be buried underground far from residential areas, and that it would be monitored by security agencies.

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