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Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced the Al Khaleej Gas-Phase 2 (AKG-2) project, with 1,250 million cubic feet per day (mcfd) of sales gas capacity, initiated operations in December 2009. “This is another major achievement to ensure the optimal use of Qatar’s hydrocarbon resources to meet increasing local demand and contribute to further […]

Qatar Airways are trying to develop a biofuel that will enable them to keep on flying and become carbon neutral. The project will be a joint affair between Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum. The trio has established the Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform which will focus on devoloping economically viable and […]

Exxon Mobil Corp and Qatar Petroleum have agreed to build a $6 billion plant in the Middle East country to produce chemicals for export to Asia. The project will be completed by 2015, the companies said today at a press conference in Doha, Qatar. Exxon will hold a 49 percent stake in the plant, which […]

Transfield Services Ltd. (TSE.AU) said Thursday that its joint venture with WorleyParsons Ltd. (WOR.AU) has a US$100 million contract for maintenance and other work with RasGas in Qatar. The work is a two-year extension of the joint venture’s existing contract, which has been expanded to include shutdowns, bringing its total value of work with RasGas […]

Gulf Arab oil and gas producer Qatar has delayed some energy sector projects including the Shaheen refinery because of falling prices, its energy minister was reported saying on Thursday. “Qatar has delayed a number of major projects, such as the Shaheen refinery by one year…,” al-Hayat newspaper cited Abdullah al-Attiyah as saying in Paris. Attiyah […]

Qatar, one of OPEC’s smallest producers, has notified at least two Asian term buyers it will cut May supplies of its Marine crude, while it will continue to supply contacted volumes of its Land crude, traders said on Wednesday. State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) told the buyers it would cut supplies of medium-heavy Qatar Marine crude […]

Qatar’s al Shaheen refinery project is under review as state oil firm Qatar Petroleum looks into construction costs, a company official said on Tuesday. Energy companies worldwide have revised plans for new projects due to the lower oil price and falling demand, but also in view of cheaper costs for raw materials. Middle East oil […]

Exxon Mobil is still in talks with state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) to build a petrochemical cracker, a senior Exxon executive said on Tuesday. The slump in demand for petrochemicals as global economic activity slows has raised doubts about plans for petrochemical expansion. The Middle East has a slew of projects under contruction and planning as […]

Japan experts discuss energy in Qatar

Qatar Petroleum and delegates from Japan held yesterday the first Qatar-Japan Joint Seminar where issues on techniques and economics of energy were discussed. The event, which was presented at the Sharq Village and Spa, was organised in conjunction with the Japan and Qatar Economic Committee meeting. “This event was organised so both Japan and Qatar […]

Construction work to build a US $5.6 billion (AED20.5 billion) aluminium project at Mesaieed in Qatar is more than 65% complete, with the plant set to open by the end of the year, say project bosses. Qatalum, which when complete will be one of the largest aluminium plants in the world, is progressing according to […]