Qatar plans petrochemicals complex with Shell

Qatar has agreed provisional plans with Royal Dutch Shell to build a petrochemicals “complex” in the Middle Eastern country’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The scheme, which Shell’s chief executive Peter […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Qatar has agreed provisional plans with Royal Dutch Shell to build a petrochemicals “complex” in the Middle Eastern country’s Ras Laffan Industrial City.

The scheme, which Shell’s chief executive Peter Voser said would be “a world-scale petrochemicals project” will mainly target its products at growing Asian markets.

Qatar’s energy minister, His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada said: “This critical petrochemicals project fits well with Qatar’s strategy to strengthen and further diversify its growing chemicals industry and represents an important milestone on our journey to become a significant global petrochemicals producer.”