Bahrain-US energy ties discussed

MANAMA: Finance Minister and Minister in charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa held several meetings with senior officials during his visit to the US.

A meeting with House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee chairman Ed Whitfield covered ways of bolstering co-operation and exchanging expertise between Bahrain and the US with respect to oil and gas sector supervision and control, training programmes for the development of operators, rationalisation and optimisation of energy resources and the use of clean and safe energy which combines economic growth and ensures environment safety standards.

The minister also met energy policy and international affairs assistant secretary David Sandalow and discussed development of the oil and gas industry.

Shaikh Ahmed held a meeting with First Assistant Secretary of State Robert Sicota.

Talks covered co-operation between Bahrain and the US on oil and gas affairs.

Both sides also focused on means of stabilising petroleum situation in the international market.

gulf-daily-news, November 19, 2012