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Qatar Launches Ambitious North Field Expansion Project to Boost LNG Production

In a significant milestone for Qatar’s energy sector, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, has marked the commencement of the North Field expansion project. This ambitious initiative seeks to elevate the nation’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from its current 77 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to an impressive 126 MTPA by the year 2026.

The project encompasses the establishment of six colossal LNG production units, each boasting a capacity of eight MTPA. Among these, four are integral to the North Field East expansion project, while the remaining two are pivotal components of the North Field South expansion initiative. Collectively, these facilities are poised to contribute an astounding 48 MTPA to the global LNG supply.

The groundbreaking ceremony for this monumental project took place at Ras Laffan Industrial City, symbolizing a pivotal moment in Qatar’s continued ascendancy as a global energy powerhouse. QatarEnergy, a state-owned entity, has forged key partnerships with industry leaders such as TotalEnergies, Shell, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Eni, Sinopec, and CNPC. Their collaborative efforts are instrumental in ensuring the project’s resounding success, producing LNG that sets the global standard for safety, reliability, and environmental sustainability.

In addition to LNG, the project is set to yield a daily output of 6,500 tonnes of ethane gas, serving as a vital feedstock for local petrochemical industries. Furthermore, it will generate approximately 200,000 barrels per day of liquefied petroleum gas (comprising propane and butane) and around 450,000 barrels per day of condensates. Additionally, the project will be a significant source of helium and pure sulfur.

The North Field expansion project stands as a testament to Qatar’s unwavering commitment to advancing the global energy landscape while fortifying its position as a leading LNG exporter. This landmark endeavor promises to shape the future of the LNG industry, ensuring Qatar remains at the forefront of sustainable energy production.

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