As part of efforts to enhance Saudi-Bahraini cooperation, Bahrain’s King Hamad and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman inaugurated on Monday a new pipeline, to be managed between Saudi Aramco and Bahrain’s Bapco.
The pipeline is expected to pump a rate of 220,000 barrels per day, with a transport capacity of 350,000 barrels per day. It will run 110 kilometers and connect between Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil facility in eastern Saudi Arabia and Bapco’s refinery in Bahrain.
Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Manama on Sunday as part of a tour of the Arab region, which began earlier this week.
The AB-4 pipeline, which is thirty inches in diameter, was commissioned on Oct. 9 to meet Bahrain’s growing energy demand. It consists of three segments: a 42-km onshore Saudi segment, a 28-km Bahrain onshore segment, and a 42-km offshore segment.
The new pipeline is equipped with the latest technologies to ensure safety, environmental protection and hydrocarbon supply reliability in the coming decades.
The existing 73-year-old pipeline system which has been supplying BAPCO with crude oil since 1945 will retire safely.
Source Credit: Arab News