Bapco was the first to discover oil in the Arabian Peninsula in 1932, it started exporting in 1934 and refining in 1936. Since then, the company has helped shape the modern Kingdom of Bahrain, not simply through the generation of wealth, but through the development of Bahrain’s manpower. More than 80 years after the company’s establishment, new ambitions in exploration, and new initiatives in oil and gas field development and new global markets continue to open up with rapid advancement taking place in the company.
Wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, Bapco is engaged in refining, distribution of petroleum products and natural gas, sales and exports of crude oil and refined products. The company owns a 264,000 barrel-a-day refinery, storage facilities for more than 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. 95% of the company’s refined products are exports.
Bapco is primarily engaged with exploration, refining, storage, production, marketing, training and development, and environmental initiatives in the kingdom. Bapco is on the verge of a major refining expansion project which aims to produce high value products with the long term future in mind, as well as care for the environment and spur better efficiency.
The company's prime customers for crude oil and refined products based in the Middle East, India, the Far East, South East Asia and Africa.