Bahrain Energy Articles & Analysis

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With the Kingdom’s first solar plant scheduled for commission by the end of 2013, and the tender for a second renewable power plant to be announced in the coming months, Bahrain is one of many hydrocarbons producers investing in alternative fuel sources.

While Bahrain’s oil industry still plays a major role in the economy, the government has recognised the importance of building up other sectors and first initiated a diversification strategy several decades ago after a period of peak oil production. More recently the government has also emphasised the need to develop alternative energy sources. This...

The kingdom’s power sector is undergoing a number of significant upgrades focused on the electricity network and distribution system. With projects ranging from the construction of transmission substations to the installation of fibre-optic cabling, the suite of planned and ongoing projects should notably increase the overall security of Bahrain’s...

What steps are being taken to upgrade the grid system and the supply of electricity?

One of the most important trends within Bahrain’s energy sector is a general increase in production. This shift is taking place in both the oil and gas industries as well as the upstream and downstream segments, and the trend can be attributed to a number of factors, with the successful application of enhanced oil recovery techniques (EOR) being...

While extracting oil and natural gas increasingly requires more complicated techniques and sophisticated technology, hydrocarbons remain a key part of the Bahraini economy. Indeed, the kingdom’s investment agency, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), recently reported that the oil sector accounted for approximately 22% of GDP in 2012 as...