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Banagas and Tawseah

Banagas is a joint venture between nogaholding, Chevron Bahrain and Boubyan Petrochemicals. nogaholding owns 75% stake in the company, while the remainder is equally divided between Chevron Bahrain and Boubyan Petrochemicals. Tawseah is a wholly owned subsidiary nogaholding.

Banagas and Tawseah
Year of Establishment
1979 Banagas
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2008 Tawseah
Business Sector
Combined Capacity of 650 MMSCFD
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Banagas was formed on 17 December 1979 to construct, own and operate four gas compressor stations, a processing plant to recover propane, butane and naphtha, with the primary objective of processing associated gas extracted from the Bahrain Field into high-value marketable products. The first shipment of 5,000 metric tonnes of butane was exported in March 1980. Since then, Banagas has continued to export its products worldwide.


Additionally, low-pressure non-dehydrated refinery off-gas is supplied from Sitra Refinery by Bapco to Banagas and Tawseah, where it is compressed along with the associated gas provided by Tatweer and delivered to the central gas plants for recovery. The central gas plants are able to recover propane, butane and naphtha from associated gas and refinery off-gas. The liquefied propane and butane are transferred to refrigerated storage tanks located at the Sitra port for loading onto ships, while the naphtha is sent to Bapco for storage and subsequent export. Residue gas resulting from the extraction process at central gas plants I & II is used as fuel for Banagas and Tawseah furnaces and gas turbines, while the rest is supplied to Alba, the EWA Riffa power station and distributed to Bapco for use in the Sitra Refinery. The residue gas produced at central gas plant III is compressed and re-injected to Tatweer network.


Banagas sells its products and those of Tawseah, as well as recovered LPG from refinery off-gas on behalf of Bapco, to offtakers using fixed-term marketing contracts. Pre-qualified offtakers are invited to participate in a sealed tender process for a one-year term contract, with production for LPG and naphtha each sold as a single tender.


As a result of the increased exploration and development of the Bahrain Field by Tatweer, the volume of associated gas produced from the Bahrain Field has increased beyond the previous existing processing capacity of Banagas and Tawseah. The additional gas was previously re-injected into the Bahrain Field. Tawseah was therefore engaged in the construction of a new gas processing facility, field pipeline, and associated storage, designated as the Bahrain Gas Plant Project. The new Facilities were successfully commissioned towards the end of 2018 and on spec commercial production started in November 2018. Final performance tests completed in July and August 2019 indicated that all design and operational parameters were met. The successful on-streaming of these facilities meant that the processing capacity as well as the recoverable product volumes almost doubled.


Banagas is also planning to commence the installation of solar cells at its main office, its central gas plant I – II, and its car-parking area with the capacity to generate approximately 1.0 MWH of power following completion.