The pieces are finally falling into place for Bahrain’s much-delayed Sitra refinery expansion, after a key technology and engineering contract was awarded earlier this month.

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) aims to raise throughput capacity at the refinery from 267,000 b/d to 360,000 b/d with a view to processing additional Saudi crude arriving via a new – and also much-delayed – 350,000 b/d pipeline. (CONTINUED - 663 WORDS)