Air Products to increase LNG capacity at Qatar facility

01 July 2009 22:32  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Air Products has placed its new AP-X technology on stream at a facility in Qatar, a move that should increase single-train liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity by about 50%, the US industrial gases company said on Wednesday.

The AP-X liquefaction process technology was placed on stream at the Qatargas 2 Train 4 expansion project at Ras Laffan Industrial City.

The facility will have an LNG production capacity of 7.8m tonnes/year, the company said.

“We take a great deal of pride in our LNG capabilities and leadership, and at a time when natural gas usage is increasing in importance on a global basis as a source of energy, we are especially pleased to be able to meet the trend of the industry's demand to operate larger LNG process trains,” said Stephen Jones, a senior vice president at Air Products.

The AP-X technology is also being installed for three other LNG trains at the Ras Laffan complex.

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By: Ben DuBose
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