New Royal Navy Base Opens In Bahrain

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The United Kingdom opened a permanent naval base in Bahrain on Thursday. The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Britain’s Prince Andrew. The Naval Support Facility will play a central role in the UK’s ability to operate in the region, and will be the hub of … [Read more...]

Bahrain’s Biggest Offshore Oil Find Since 1932 Dwarfs Reserves

By Mohammed Aly Sergie (Bloomberg) -- Bahrain, the smallest energy producer in the Persian Gulf, discovered its biggest oil field since it started producing crude in 1932, according to the country’s official news agency. The shale oil and natural gas discovered in a deposit off the island state’s west coast “is understood to dwarf Bahrain’s current reserves,” Bahrain News … [Read more...]