21/01/2013

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QATAR: Tasweeq markets more than 1 million tonnes of naphtha last year

From this year, naphtha exports from Pearl GTL alone are expected to increase to more than 1 million tonnes a year with the QP-Shell JV's plant reaching full operating capacity. Naphtha exports from Oryx GTL are expected to remain stable at around 300,000 tonnes, he said. Buyers can co-load different types of naphtha, depending on feedstock requirements. Having two-port flexibility also increases Qatar's logistics advantage in case of operational issues at any port.Tasweeq exports four categories of "regulated products”, which are liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), field and plant condensates, sulphur, and refined products including naphtha, diesel, jet fuel and motor gasoline.One of Tasweeq's strengths is to sell GTL Naphtha free on board or deliver to end-user's receiving facilities anywhere in the world. Asia Pacific has the largest demand for Middle East naphtha, with 75% of the product going to North East Asia.(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)
Source: Daily "Gulf Times", Doha; 13 Jan 2013

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