Qatar Petroleum, Shell to develop petchem project in Qatar

By OGJ Editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 21 --
Qatar Petroleum and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding to study development of a large petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

The agreement was signed Dec. 21 in Doha by Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, deputy prime minister and minister of energy and industry for Qatar, and Shell CEO Peter Voser.

Under consideration is a monoethylene glycol plant of up to 1.5 million tonnes/year using Shell’s proprietary OMEGA (Only MEG Advantaged) technology and other olefin derivatives to yield more than 2 million tpy of finished products.

In Qatar, Qatar Petroleum and Shell are jointly building the Pearl gas-to-liquids project and Qatargas LNG Train 4 in Ras Laffan.

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