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Bahrain to Add to Emissions Amid Sea-Level Risk, Official Says

April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bahrain’s plan to boost oil and gas extraction will add to carbon emissions responsible for rising sea levels, said an environment official for the island nation that relies on reclaimed land to hold its growing population.

The energy industry will be a major contributor to growth in Bahrain’s CO2 emissions to 46 metric tons a year by 2030, an increase of 37 tons from 2000 levels, as demand for electricity climbs, Mohamed bin Daina, deputy chief executive officer at the supreme council for the environment, said in an interview.

“We are watching the sea-level rise very closely,” he said. “If things continue as they are today, some areas in the country will face a problem in the foreseeable future.”

Bahrain plans to use so-called enhanced oil recovery to increase extraction from an 80-year old field. Injecting gas into oil reservoirs to increase pressure consumes power and some of the gas may find its way into the atmosphere, bin Daina said. Bahrain’s energy industry makes up 77 percent of its emissions, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama at wmahdi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alaric Nightingale at anightingal1@bloomberg.net Tony Barrett, Alex Devine

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