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Bahrain reveals its biggest oil find

Bahrain has announced the discovery of its biggest oil field since it started producing crude in 1932.

The shale oil and natural gas discovered in a deposit off the country’s west coast “is understood to dwarf Bahrain’s current reserves,” Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

“Initial analysis demonstrates the find is at substantial levels, capable of supporting the long-term extraction of tight oil and deep gas,” Bahrain’s oil minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was quoted as saying in the BNA report.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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