06/03/2013

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Qatar Petroleum and Shell announce FEED award for Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex and launch the project's logo

Graham van't Hoff, Executive Vice President for Shell Chemicals, said: "The proposed Al- Karaana Petrochemicals Complex project underlines Shell's growth aspirations in the Middle East, and our contribution towards supporting Qatar's strategy to diversify its energy industry and produce cost-competitive products. I am delighted with the achievement of yet another significant milestone in the project's development.” Wael Sawan, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell, said: "The positive development of the Al-Karaana project clearly indicates the depth of our partnership with the state of Qatar. We are confident the project will help to support the country's energy diversification strategy.” The scope under consideration for the Al-Karaana Petrochemical Complex project includes the following: a world-scale steam cracker, with feedstock coming from natural gas projects in Qatar; a 1.5 million t/y mono-ethylene glycol plant using Shell's proprietary OMEGA (Only MEG Advantaged) technology; a 300,000 t/y linear alpha olefin unit using the proprietary Shell Higher Olefins Process; and a 250,000 t/y OXO alcohols unit.

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