Bahrain Gasoline Blending set to meet local and regional demand for gasoline blend components and contribute significantly to country’s economy.

Manama, Bahrain, 23 May 2016: Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), an operating company wholly owned by nogaholding, has announced today that it has formed a strategic joint venture with Greenergy, a large-scale blender of gasoline in the United Kingdom, to establish Bahrain Gasoline Blending (BGB).

The joint venture will combine Bapco’s infrastructure and refinery gasoline production with Greenergy’s blending, terminal operations and trading expertise to meet Bahrain’s domestic demand for gasoline blend components as well as create opportunities to import and export.

BGB will commence gasoline blending in Bapco’s 260,000bpd capacity refinery in Bahrain using gasoline blend components produced by Bapco’s refining operations and purchased from third parties. Finished-grade gasoline will be sold to Bapco and to customers in the region and further afield. In due course, drawing on Greenergy’s infrastructure expertise, the joint venture plans to develop new dedicated blending facilities in Bahrain that will allow it to process a wider variety of gasoline components.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Pete Bartlett, Bapco Chief Executive explained: “We are excited about the long-term growth potential of this unique joint venture and are proud to be working with a company of Greenergy’s industry caliber and international reputation. This partnership will help us to further develop our activities, and position Bahrain as a leading participant in the gasoline markets in the Middle East. We are confident that Bahrain Gasoline Blending will allow us to maximise the value of the refinery products we produce, which will contribute positively to Bahrain’s economic development.”

Commenting on the agreement, Greenergy Chief Executive Andrew Owens added: “This is a further area of expansion for us, allowing us to bring our experience and expertise to grow in a new market. Bapco’s facilities are located on a trading channel in and out of the Arabian Gulf and form an ideal base for a new gasoline operation. We look forward to working in close co-operation with the team at Bapco.”