The 100%-owned Qatar Petroleum Refinery started as a small topping plant in 1958, and has grown over the years into a giant refinery organization, successfully making Qatar self-sufficient and export-oriented in refined oil and petroleum products.
The main activity of the refinery is to process crude oil and condensate into various finished products to meet domestic demand as well as for export. The main finished products are liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical naphtha, premium gasoline, super gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and marine fuel oil (MFO).
The main activity of the Refinery is to process the crude oil and condensate into various finished petroleum products. The finished products are intended to meet domestic/local demand and for export.
The need and concept of Refinery’s major expansion was developed as far back as 1995 and the project was formally launched on 15 July 1998. The condensate refinery began commercial operation in July 2001.
Major customers for export sales are ENOC Supply and Trading, Bakri Trading Company, Vitol SA, Itochu Corporation and Mitsui & Co. QP Refinery also supplies its refined products locally, mainly to WOQOD, SEEF, QAFAC, QAPCO and NGL.
The Arab Gulf is the traditional destination for refined products such as MFO, SRFO and gasoline. Naphtha is mainly exported to petrochemical plants in the Far East, while Jet A-1 is mainly exported to Europe. Some of the refined products are also being exported to India, South East Asia, Africa and the US.