Kingdom of Bahrain Establishes Natural Gas Agency

The King of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad Bin Eassa Al-Khalifa, issued a decree for establishing a national agency for natural gas. The Kingdom's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has been tapped to head up the agency.

The Agency will take care of all matters related to the Kingdom resources of natural gas, and will conduct related studies. It will also study the kingdom's needs of natural gas and will draw up its relevant policies.

Among the committee members are minister of oil, and minister of finance and national economy and minister of industry and other senior oil and gas sector officials.