Monthly Energy Commentary – Bahrain LNG: a game changer for the kingdom


The APICORP Energy Research is issued by the newly established Energy Research Department. Its purpose is to analyse the key issues and trends shaping the energy landscape in the Middle East and North Africa. The APICORP Energy Research is primarily aimed at energy professionals in the private and public sectors and the wider finance community.

Bahrain LNG: a game changer for the kingdom

The Kingdom of Bahrain is constructing a permanent LNG import terminal due for commissioning in 2019.  The 4.1bn cubic meters per year (bcma) facility is a microcosm of the shifting trends in gas demand supply

dynamics, particularly in the Middle East demonstrating the region’s commitment to tackle energy security at a time when supplies are struggling to keep pace with growing demand. Consisting of a floating storage

unit (FSU), it offers the kingdom the flexibility to cater to seasonal demand and the option to re -export to  regional demand centers. Bahrain LNG is to be developed on a public private partnership (PPP) basis,

including a combination of equity and debt through a consortium of regional and international banks, representing a shift away from traditional government funding methods.

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