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Qatar Petroleum and Chevron plan new world-scale ethane cracker

Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (30%) have unveiled plans to build an ethane cracker with a nameplate capacity of 1.9mn t/y, making it the largest ethane cracker in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. It will also include two high-density polyethylene derivative units, raising Qatar’s polyethylene production capacity by 82% by 4Q2025.

The planned new petrochemicals complex will be based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, and will utilise ethane supplied from the Qatari North Field LNG expansion.

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