The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) refinery has not been affected by recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities, said the Bahraini Minister of Oil, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, according to Reuters.
Crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia have now returned to normal, Bahrain’s Ministry of Oil added in an official statement.
However, since some refinery units are under maintenance, the refinery is yet to operate at full capacity.
Reserves of oil products are sufficient to cover demand, the statement noted.
This comes despite the shutting down of the 112-kilometer pipeline transporting more than 200,000 barrels per day (b/d) of Arab Light crude oil from Saudi Armco’s Abqaiq plant, the world’s biggest crude processing facility, to Bapco’s refinery.