Middle East Economic Survey


No 48


GTL Costs Under The Microscope As Qatar Inaugurates $18.5Bn Pearl Plant

Shell is testing the market with its gas-to-liquids (GTL) products - its first naphtha cargo attracted a record number of bidders, MEES learns, but aviation industry regulations do not permit 100% GTL jet fuel. Five more GTL plants and a gas-to-chemicals plant are under construction or study in other countries. But the industry is still analyzing if the technology is...