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After pioneering the discovery of oil in 1932 in the Arabian Peninsula, Bapco began exporting its products in 1934 before commencing refining activities in 1936. Not one to rest on its laurels, the company played a leading role in shaping the modern Kingdom of Bahrain through its objective to generate wealth as also foster development of Bahrain’s manpower.

Wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, Bapco is primarily engaged in the oil industry through a broad spectrum of activities including exploration, refining, storage, production, marketing, training and development, and environmental initiatives in the kingdom. The company owns a 264,000 barrel-a-day refinery, storage facilities for more than 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. 95% of the company’s refined products are exports with prime customers for crude oil and refined products based in the Middle East, India, the Far East, South East Asia and Africa.

Bapco is engaged in the production of high-quality Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Naphtha, Gasoline, Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel, Heavy Lube Distillate, Fuel Oil and Asphalt, which form the core of its business.  It is also involved in the supply of aviation fuel at the Bahrain International Airport and supplies natural gas to power-generating plants and other industries in the kingdom.  

More than eight decades since its establishment, Bapco’s environment-centric strategy ensures that it spearheads with new ambitions in exploration, and new initiatives in oil and gas field development as new global markets continue to open up, thus confirming a bright future for not just its employees but the economy and the people of Bahrain.