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Bahrain To Drill New Gas Wells

Bahrain is to drill eight new gas wells in its onshore Awali oilfield at a cost of $103mn to try to increase Khuff gas production. The program is scheduled for completion in 2006-07. The plan was revealed by Bahrains Oil Minister, Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, in reply to a question from a member of the Shura Council on 9 November. He said the search for new gas reserves was necessary to meet rising local demand and to...