30 November 2010 10:54 [Source: ICIS news]
“We are in talks with Total, and we are talking to Shell,” Abdullah al-Attiyah was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The minister, speaking at a gas forum in
"The final cost of the project will be revealed once the tendering is over," he was quoted as saying.
Graeme Burnett, Total Petrochemicals’ senior vice president for Asia and the Middle East, told ICIS last week that the company was in early discussions about a cracker project in the Gulf state.
The exit of US-based ExxonMobil from its proposed joint-venture cracker project with Qatar Petroleum, according to industry sources familiar with the matter, has improved prospects for participating in a new cracker project in
“ExxonMobil has exited the cracker project in
Total Petrochemicals holds 22.2% of Ras Laffan Olefins through its participation in Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) and Qatofin.
($1 = €0.76)
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