According to "alarabiya.net" Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and Saudi Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the new oil pipeline with Saudi-Bahraini cooperation between Saudi Aramco and Bahrain's Bapco at a pumping rate of 220,000 barrels per day.
Saudi Aramco and Bahrain's Bapco have confirmed the completion of the final phase of the oil pipeline between the two countries, with the first amount reaching Bahrain refinery tanks to meet the growing demand for energy in Bahrain.
Aramco announced in a statement the start of the AB-4 pipeline, a new phase of the Saudi-Bahrain pipeline project, explaining that the new pipeline capacity is 350,000 barrels per day.
Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) said that the two companies will transfer the full supply of crude oil to the new pipeline in the coming months, so that the new line replaces the old line gradually and according to a fixed schedule.
According to Aramco's statement, the new pipeline diameter is 30 inches long and 112 kilometers long, starts from Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and ends at Bapco refinery in Bahrain.
The pipeline consists of three parts: a 42-kilometer-long Saudi land, a 28-kilometer-long Bahraini, and a 42-kilometer underwater section.
The new pipeline is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic equipment to ensure safety, environmental protection and reliable hydrocarbon supplies in the coming decades. The operation of the new pipeline coincided with the final isolation of the old pipe system successfully according to safety and safety standards, after providing Bapco crude oil for 73 years .
"The operation of the AB-4 pipeline is a new chapter in the special relationship between Saudi Aramco and Bahrain's Bapco, in several areas including the energy sector, which has been booming for more than 73 years," said Abdullah Al-Mansoor, Acting CEO of Aramco Pipeline Distribution and Distribution.
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