Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C.)
On the 17th of December 1979, His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the late Amir of the Kingdom of Bahrain, inaugurated the Associated Gas Project marking a major step in the Government of Bahrain�s determination to use energy effectively. Primary objective of this project was to process the large quantities of associated gas extracted from the Bahrain Oil Field into marketable products, supply residue gas for local industrial use and to provide employment and training opportunities to Bahraini nationals. The Project was incorporated as the Bahrain National Gas Company B.S.C. (BANAGAS). Initially, at a cost of US$100 million the project included the construction of four gas compressor stations, a processing plant to recover Propane, Butane and Naphtha, and a storage area at Sitra. Due to a substantial increase in the quantity of associated gas extracted from the Bahrain Oil Field, an Expansion Project was launched in 1988 to upgrade plant processing capacity from 170 to 280 MMSCFD. The Project, which was implemented by the Government of Bahrain as a sole venture, involved construction of two additional compressor stations and a new processing train at the Central Gas Plant. The Project was commissioned in October 1990. BANAGAS is certified to international standards ISO 9001:2008 (�Quality Management System�), OHSAS 18001:2007 (�Occupational Health and Safety Management�) and ISO 14001:2004 (�Environmental Management System�). Consistently high levels of production enabled substantial annual contributions to be made to the Kingdom�s revenue. Combined with an outstanding occupational safety record which has received international recognition has made BANAGAS one of the most successful of the many projects implemented by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in its determined drive for growth and prosperity for all the people of Bahrain.