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We also boost manufacturing of lubricating oil and asphalt sales and dramatically increase our refining capacity as we have access to 150,000 barrels a day from the Bahrain Refinery as well as an additional 27,000 barrels a day from California Arabian Standard Oil Co.’s Ras Tanura Refinery in Saudi Arabia for growing markets east of Suez. In this 1948 photograph, barrels of oil from Bahrain are loaded onto a Caltex tanker for shipment to Eastern Hemisphere markets.
Unlike most Western corporations that prefer controlling interest, we enter into 50-50 partnerships with refineries and marine vessels in Japan.