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Qatargas

Qatargas Train 4.

 

Qatargas, the country’s first grassroots LNG company, was established by Emiri Decree in 1994.The first vessel left Ras Laffan Port bound for Japan on 24th December 1996.

The Qatargas downstream joint venture (the onshore LNG plant) is owned by Qatar Petroleum (65%), ExxonMobil (10%), TotalFinaElf (10%), Mitsui (7.5%) and Marubeni (7.5%), with different shares in upstream and downstream activities.

The annual capacity of Qatargas’ original three LNG trains is over 9.6 million tons per annum (mt/a). By 2010, Qatargas expects to more than double its annual LNG production by adding two new trains. These trains are the largest ever built in the industry.

In April 2009 QP and ExxonMobil inaugurated the world’s largest LNG project, Qatargas II, to produce 7.8 mt/a from each train 4 and 5. LNG deliveries from this project are to UK and European markets.

Qatargas III is a joint venture between QP and ConocoPhillips to build one train with 7.8 mt/a capacity. The destination is the US market.

Qatargas IV is a joint venture between QP and Shell and develop upstream gas production facilities to produce 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of gas and substantial quantities of associated liquids from Qatar's North Field. The LNG train will have 7.8 mt/a capacity.

For further information, please visit the Qatargas website.