Qatar Energy and Chevron resume development of largest ethane cracker plant in the region 

Qatar Energy and Chevron resume development of largest ethane cracker plant in the region 
The plant is being built in Ras Laffan, an industrial hub 80 kilometres north of Doha
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Updated 09 November 2021

Qatar Energy and Chevron resume development of largest ethane cracker plant in the region 

Qatar Energy and Chevron resume development of largest ethane cracker plant in the region 

JEDDAH: Qatar Energy and the American-based Chevron have resumed work to build the largest petrochemical complex in the region, according to Alarabiya News.

The project, located in Ras Laffan — an industrial hub 80 kilometres north of Doha, was initially announced in 2019, but the consequences of the pandemic disrupted the project.

It includes the largest ethane cracker unit with an annual production capacity of 1.9 million tons of ethylene, making it the largest unit of its kind in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world, Alarabiya reported. 

Qatar Energy was formerly known as Qatar Petroleum.