In November 1992, representatives from nine major oil companies in the Gulf Co-operation Council met in Bahrain to promote the formation of the Gulf Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. This meeting, which was hosted by the Bahrain National Gas Company (BANAGAS), was also attended by three senior representatives of the GPA and GPA - European Chapter.
The formation of a GCC Chapter of the GPA to be based in Bahrain was agreed in the meeting and a steering committee was formed to work on the By-Laws of the Chapter and to arrange for an organisation meeting in April 1993.
In the April organisation meeting, the GPA - GCC Chapter was formally declared, the By-Laws were approved and the members of the first Executive Committee consisting of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer and four other members were selected.
On the 13th October 1993 the Executive Committee met in Bahrain and agreed to extend the Chapter's membership to suppliers.