Established in 1929, Bapco pioneered the discovery of oil in the Arabian peninsula being the first company to discover oil in the region in 1932. It played a leading role heralding in a new economic era for Bahrain, moving it from a pearling economy to an oil-based one. It soon became the largest employer in the country bringing rapid modernization to the Kingdom.
More than eight decades later, Bapco is now a regional oil and gas supplier and an important contributor to modern Bahrain’s economy, accounting for a significant portion of Bahrain’s energy-related activities.
The Company operates a 267,000 barrels per day (BPD) refinery, storage facilities for 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. About 95% of Bapco’s refined products are exported. The Company also produces high-quality liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, kerosene, and low sulfur diesel, which all form the core of its business.