Natural Gas Asia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bahrain Looking to Distribute Russian LNG in Gulf Region

Bahrain is looking to distribute Russian LNG in the Gulf region, country’s energy minister told Russian media.

Abdulhussain Mirza told Russia Today that a centre for LNG distribution would be established in Bahrain with an approximate cost of $600 million, according to Bahrain’s DT News.

“We have agreed with Moscow to import this product and we offered to utilise the centre to distribute it in the Gulf,” Mirza told Russia Today.

Mirza’s statement comes on the sidelines of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa’s visit to Russia this week.

Mirza stated that Bahrain has agreed with Gazprom to import LNG from Russia and that a special harbour would be ready to operate in the first half of 2018, DT News reported.

Russia and Bahrain are looking to deepen their cooperation in the field of energy, among other points.