May 24, 2024

Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex a milestone in QatarEnergy’s strategy: Al Kaabi

Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy HE Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi emphasized that the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex is one of the largest in the world, which will raise Qatar’s overall petrochemical production capacity to about 14 million tonnes per annum by the end of 2026.

This came during a press conference held on Monday on the occasion of laying the foundation stone for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex.

The minister revealed the agreements that QatarEnergy will sign with many companies in Asia and Europe in the coming days to sell Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), noting the increase in the cost and duration of shipping across the Red Sea due to the current geopolitical situation and its impact on a variety of products, including the LNG.

This came during a press conference held on Monday on the occasion of laying the foundation stone for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex.

The minister revealed the agreements that QatarEnergy will sign with many companies in Asia and Europe in the coming days to sell Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), noting the increase in the cost and duration of shipping across the Red Sea due to the current geopolitical situation and its impact on a variety of products, including the LNG.

The foundation stone was laid during a ceremony organized in Ras Laffan city in the presence of Al Kaabi, President and CEO of Phillips 66 Mark Lashier, President and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Bruce Chinn, alongside several high-ranking officials from QatarEnergy and Chevron Phillips Chemical.

The Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex is being built for $6bn, making it the largest investment in the history of QatarEnergy in Qatar’s petrochemicals sector, he said, pointing out that this is undoubtedly an important landmark in QatarEnergy’s downstream expansion strategy as it will reinforce our integrated position as a global energy player and generate significant economic benefits for the country.