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Foundation Stone Laid For Oryx, Qatars First GTL Project

Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, heir apparent to the Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad, on 7 December laid the foundation stone for the Oryx gas-to-liquids (GTL) project, the first of its kind in the country. Oryx is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP 51%) and South Africas Sasol (49%). When operational in 2005, the $900mn project will source 330mn cu ft/day of lean methane-rich natural gas from...