Saudi Aramco and BAPCO announce new pipeline to meet Bahrain energy demand

Updated 09 October 2018
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Saudi Aramco and BAPCO announce new pipeline to meet Bahrain energy demand

  • The new pipeline aims to meet Bahrian’s growing energy demand
  • It will be capable of transporting up to 350 thousand barrels of crude oil per day

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) announced on Tuesday the successful commissioning of the AB-4 pipeline, a new phase in the strategic Aramco-Bahrain crude oil pipeline.

The new pipeline aims to meet Bahrian’s growing energy demand, Aramco said in a statement.

It will be capable of transporting up to 350 thousand barrels of crude oil per day.

The AB-4 pipeline, which is thirty inches in diameter and 112 kilometers long, originates at Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq Plants Facility and terminates at the BAPCO Refinery in Bahrain.

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 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 & Terminals at Saudi Aramco.

The existing 73-year-old pipeline system which has been supplying BAPCO with crude oil since 1945 will retire safely, the statement said.


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.