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Cracker Projects by Both Shell and ExxonMobil Are Set to Go Ahead in Qatar

4:00 AM MST | January 13, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Two world-scale petrochemical projects are expected to go ahead shortly in Qatar, rather than the previously announced one, CW has learned. Senior officials in Qatar told CW recently that there has been a re-think in the country regarding feedstock availability and that the government now believes it will have enough gas to build two crackers. It said previously that there was enough feedstock for just one new cracker until a moratorium on gas allocations is lifted in 2014. A recently confirmed cracker joint venture between Shell and Qatar Petroleum (QP), and a...

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