Qatar Has No Plans for Wide-Spread Use of GTL Fuel
24 June 2007
Gulf Times. Qatar, the site of Oryx GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids project, has no plans to use GTL fuel in the local market.
“No, we are not planning to take GTL on a massive commercial scale in Qatar now. It is expensive now. Also, it cannot be used alone. It needs blending,” [Qatar Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah] said.
Al-Attiyah said GTL projects in Qatar had always targeted the international market.
The US$1bn Oryx GTL is a joint venture between QP (51%) and Sasol (49%) and will have a production capacity of 34,000 barrels per day (bpd) of liquids. (Earlier post.) This will comprise about 24,000 bpd of synthetic diesel, 9,000 bpd of naphtha and 1,000 bpd of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
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