Qatar Petroleum, Shell to study Ras Laffan petrochemical project

21 December 2010 08:27  [Source: ICIS news]

Lorry transporting pipes at the Pearl GTL construction site, Ras Laffan, QatarSINGAPORE (ICIS)--Qatar Petroleum and Shell will jointly study the development of a major petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan in Qatar, Shell said on Tuesday.

The project would include a monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant with a capacity of up to 1.5m tonnes/year that would use Shell’s proprietary OMEGA technology, Shell added.

Also under consideration were other olefin derivative plants that would yield more than 2m tonnes/year of finished products, Shell said.

“Together with Shell, we aim to study and develop a major petrochemical complex which aligns with our plans of increased petrochemical production and diversification of our product portfolio,” said Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar deputy prime minister and minister for energy and industry, in a statement.

Qatar Petroleum and Shell are jointly building the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) and Qatargas 4 LNG facilities at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar.

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