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Qatar Reviewing Future Cracker Projects

6:07 AM MST | November 24, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz in Mesaieed

 Qatar Petroleum (QP) will have a better idea within the next two months on which new cracker projects are likely to go ahead, said Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, deputy prime minister and Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar. He was addressing journalists today following the inauguration of Qatofin's 450,000-m.t./year linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar. Qatofin is a jv in which Qatar Petroleum Co. (Qapco), itself a tie-up between QP (80%) and Total Petrochemicals (20%), has 63%, Total 36%, and QP, 1%.   "We are...

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