Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 8

19-Feb-2007

QATAR

Qatar Inaugurates First LAB Plant At Messaieed

Qatar Petroleum (QP) on 12 February inaugurated its first Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant. The 100,000 tons/year LAB plant in Messaieed consists of seven main units in addition to associated utilities and offsites. The plant was designed to produce 280 tons/day of LAB, 260 t/d of normal paraffin from kerosene supplied by the QP refinery, 104 t/d of benzene (recovered from treated Pygas and...