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Shell's Qatar Pearl GTL plant to reach full production mid-2012

Pearl GTL is Shell’s biggest project, with equity investment of $19bn

Shell's Qatar Pearl GTL plant to reach full production mid-2012
NATURAL GAS: Pearl GTL is Shell’s biggest project, with equity investment of $19bn (Bloomberg News)

Royal Dutch Shell’s Pearl natural gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is in the start-up phase and will reach full production in mid-2012, according to Andy Brown, the company’s head for the Middle Eastern country.

Pearl GTL is Shell’s biggest project, with equity investment of $19bn, Brown said on Tuesday at the Gastech conference in Amsterdam.

The plant will use natural gas to produce a range of fuels including gasoil, base oils, naphtha, paraffin and kerosene. Full production will be 260,000 barrels a day.

 

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