Bapco Energies and TotalEnergies Team Up on Petroleum Products Trading

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Bapco Energies & TotalEnergies Teamup

Bapco Energies and TotalEnergies are teaming up in petroleum products trading. His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bapco Energies, met with Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of TotalEnergies, and Mark Thomas, CEO of Bapco Energies. This meeting laid the groundwork for cooperation between the two companies. TotalEnergies will assist Bapco Energies in optimizing its Sitra refinery, currently undergoing upgrades, and in trading petroleum products. With its global expertise in oil supply and refining, TotalEnergies aims to enhance Bapco Energies operations.

Bapco Energies & TotalEnergies Team up

On March 3rd, 2024, Patrick Pouyanné, the Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, convened a pivotal meeting in Bahrain alongside His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who serves as both His Majesty the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs and Chairman of Bapco Energies. Also present was Mark Thomas, the Group CEO of Bapco Energies. This gathering signified a notable milestone as it set the foundation for a joint initiative between TotalEnergies and Bapco Energies in the realm of petroleum products trading.

Under the terms of this strategic partnership, TotalEnergies will extend its support to Bapco Energies in optimizing its Sitra refinery, which is currently undergoing upgrades. Furthermore, TotalEnergies will play a pivotal role in facilitating the trading of petroleum products for Bapco Energies. Leveraging its global oil and feedstock supply capacity, as well as its refined expertise in refining and trading, TotalEnergies aims to enhance the operational efficiency and value generation for Bapco Energies.

“We are pleased to have been selected by the Bahraini authorities to support Bapco Energies in optimizing their downstream petroleum operations, with a view to maximizing value for Bahrain. I sincerely hope that this new partnership marks the beginning of a promising relationship between TotalEnergies and the Kingdom of Bahrain,” stated Patrick Pouyanné, expressing his enthusiasm about the collaboration.

Highlighting the broader scope of cooperation, Pouyanné added, “We are indeed a global integrated energy company and are willing to bring for the benefit of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Bapco Energies our full expertise along integrated oil, LNG, and power value chains. We will work to extend our collaboration beyond oil and petroleum products to potential future developments in other energies, such as LNG or renewable power.”

In response, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bapco Energies, expressed his satisfaction in welcoming TotalEnergies, a renowned global player in the energy trading sector. Emphasizing the collaborative opportunities, His Highness stated, “Bapco Energies and TotalEnergies’ collaboration will pursue opportunities for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s oil & gas products and offer new energy solutions to our customers.”

“With the imminent commencement of the US$7 billion Bapco Modernization Programme (BMP) refinery upgrade project later this year, the partnership with TotalEnergies is poised to play a crucial role in enhancing the customer base for the expanded production of Bapco Energies.”

Mark Thomas, Group CEO of Bapco Energies, echoed the sentiments of collaboration and mutual benefit, stating, “This new collaboration with TotalEnergies will bring incremental value to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Bapco Energies through the application of TotalEnergies’ global expertise in product trading and feedstock optimization.”

TotalEnergies commitment to sustainability and development aligns seamlessly with Bapco Energies’ objectives. As Mark Thomas concluded, “We are looking forward to partnering with TotalEnergies to building the Bapco Energies brand as a reliable and trusted global supplier of quality products.”

This strategic collaboration not only underscores the mutual commitment of both entities towards excellence but also heralds a new era of innovation and progress in the energy sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company committed to producing and marketing a diverse range of energies, including oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. With over 100,000 employees across nearly 130 countries, TotalEnergies prioritizes sustainable development in all its projects and operations, aiming to make energy more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible.

Source TotalEnergies / Bapco Energies