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Supporting a Milestone in Qatar’s Condensate Refinery Capacities

Total is a founding partner and shareholder of Qatargas, the largest LNG producer in the world with an annual production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Qatargas operates Laffan Refinery 1 and Laffan Refinery 2, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, on behalf of its shareholders.

Adding to the existing Laffan Refinery 1, a condensate splitter with a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day, Laffan Refinery 2 was inaugurated on 20 February 2017, with an additional capacity of 146,000 barrels per day.

Doubling Qatar’s condensate refining capacity to 292,000 barrels per day has effectively marked the result of a strategic expansion of Qatargas’ world-class facilities in Qatar.

A key contributor to Qatar’s economy

Laffan Refinery 2 is an important milestone in the development of the oil and gas sector in Qatar due to its strategic role in diversifying Qatar’s energy mix. As such, Laffan Refinery 2 will make a significant contribution to the sustained, economic development of the State of Qatar by optimizing the country’s natural resources for generations to come. 

By adding Laffan Refinery 2 to Laffan Refinery 1, the refining capacity will reach 100 million barrels per year, making Ras Laffan Industrial City one of the biggest condensate refining locations in the world.


Our environmental responsibility

Laffan Refinery 2 not only creates value for the State of Qatar, but also adheres to the highest environmental standards through low gas emissions, zero flaring during normal operation, and zero waste water discharge to the sea. Indeed, Laffan Refinery 2 includes a waste water recycling facility which treats industrial water from Laffan Refinery 1 and Laffan Refinery 2. The recycled water is then re-used as boiler feed water and cooling water, thereby reducing water consumption and eliminating the discharge of treated industrial water.

The new refinery processes condensate to produce five high quality products. These products support the energy and industry sectors by providing energy sources and raw feedstock material, namely naphtha, kerojet (A-1), diesel and liquefied petroleum gas in the form of propane and butane. It also creates new economic opportunities by further integrating Qatar resources to local growing high quality products demand or enhancing export capacity and therefore the ability to supply international demand for energy.


A milestone for Total Group

This project symbolizes Total Group's historic partnership with Qatar for over 80 years. We have been supporting Qatar's petrochemical development since the 1970s, through joint ventures with Qatar Petroleum. Today, we have a major position in petrochemicals based on ethane feedstock. Our collaboration and partnership with Qatargas resulting in RasLaffan 1 and RasLaffan 2, has demonstrated our commitment and our willingness to continue to support the downstream developments in Qatar.

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