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Qatar plans propylene and benzene derivatives projects as part of major petchems push

4:43 AM MDT | June 14, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has invited companies to carry out feasibility studies for propylene- and benzene-derivative complexes to be built at Ras Laffan, Qatar, near existing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers, to take advantage of the country’s increasing feedstock availability. Qatar overtook Saudi Aramco in 2011 to become the largest exporter of LPG. The plans form part of Qatar’s previously announced intention to raise petrochemicals output to 23 million m.t./year by 2020.   QP is evaluating plans to construct a propane...

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