Bahrain/Saudi Arabia: Pipeline opens

A new pipeline between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was officially opened on 26 November. The AB-4 pipeline, which has capacity to carry over 350,000 b/d of crude oil, replaces a 73-year-old system. It runs 112km from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant to the Bahrain Petroleum Company refinery, enabling Bapco to boost its output from 262,000 b/d now. Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman inaugurated the pipeline at an event at Sheikh Isa Air Base on 26 November. 29th November 2018, Issue 1,070. Read more

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