Bahrain mulls $6bn plan to boost refining
Kuwait, June 6, 2011
Bahrain's state-owned refinery Bapco is looking to increase its refining capacity to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the current 267,000 bpd as part of a modernisation of the refinery, the Bahraini energy minister was cited as saying on Monday.
'This increase is determined by the master plan study for the development of the refinery, which currently is being undertaken by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco),' Dr Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza said on a visit to Kuwait, Kuwait state news agency (Kuna) reported.
He added that the modernisation would cost $6 billion, Kuna said. -Reuters