Middle East Economic Survey


No 40


Shell Commissions $18-19Bn Pearl GTL Plant In Qatar

Despite cost, if technology works as expected, GTL looks highly profitable.

Shell is commissioning the worlds largest gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar, which will produce 140,000 b/d of GTL products and 120,000 b/d of natural gas liquids (NGLs) when it ramps up to full output in 2012. Shell expects to see gas and NGLs in its Pearl plant in early 2011 and to ship its first GTL...