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Bahrain mulls possible gas exports to Saudi Arabia

Bahrain could pipe gas to neighbouring Saudi Arabia once its LNG terminal is complete, but the question is whether the Saudis would want it Bahrain could pipe gas to neighbouring Saudi Arabia once its LNG terminal is complete, but the question is whether the Saudis would want it.
By James Gavin 19 October 2017 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 28038
The skyline of Manama, Bahrain. (Rory/Flickr)

Bahrain’s LNG terminal could supply gas to Saudi Arabia when complete, Bahraini Oil Minister Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa suggested during his announcement of the completion deadline for a new oil pipeline between the island-state and its neighbour. But while Bahrain may want to send gas to Saudi Arabia, the Saudis may not be willing recipients. 

The LNG terminal, which will be capable of regasifying 4.1 billion cubic metres per year when it comes onstream in Q1 2019, is designed primarily to meet local industrial demand. But...