Qatar’s Qatargas has started operations at the Ras Laffan 2 condensate splitter and is ramping up production. But it is not clear how close the operator is to achieving full throughput capacity of 146,000 b/d.

When Ras Laffan 2 construction began in 2014, Qatargas predicted plant completion in Q3 2016. While a recent Ministry of Development Planning report said start-up had been pushed back from Q4 2016 to 2017 (MEES, 24 June), the latest information suggests a Q4 2016 start-up is...