Saudi Aramco and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) announced a new Saudi Aramco-Bahrain crude oil pipeline to meet the growing energy demand of Bahrain.
The new AB-4 pipeline will have a capacity of 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil, Saudi Aramco said in a statement. The thirty inches diameter and 112 kilometers long pipeline originates from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq Plants and terminates at the BAPCO Refinery in Bahrain. The pipeline consists of three segments i.e. a 42-km onshore Saudi segment, 28-km Bahrain onshore segment, and a 42-km offshore segment.
Meanwhile, the existing 73 years old pipeline system which has been supplying BAPCO with crude oil since 1945 will be put out of use.
“The commissioning of AB-4 pipeline is another chapter in the special relationship between Saudi Aramco and BAPCO in several aspects including the energy sector that has flourished for more than 73 years and beyond” said Abdullah M. Mansour, acting executive head of pipelines distribution and terminals at Saudi Aramco.