Issue Date: January 3, 2011
Shell Mulls Big Complex In Qatar
Shell Chemicals and Qatar Petroleum have signed a memorandum of understanding to study a petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan, Qatar. The partners plan an ethylene cracker, a 1.5 million-metric-ton-per-year ethylene glycol plant, and other olefins derivatives facilities. Qatar Petroleum already has joint ventures with Total Petrochemicals and ChevronPhillips Chemical. ExxonMobil Chemical has been studying a joint venture in the country. Shell, which has had its eye on a Qatari petrochemical complex since around 2005, is already constructing a gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar.
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