Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd (Tasweeq) has sold yesterday its first cargo of GTL Naphtha, a high quality product from the world's largest gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, Pearl GTL, located in Qatar. Qatar has appointed its state-owned marketing company Tasweeq to be the sole marketer of GTL Naphtha, the latest addition to Tasweeq's "Regulated products". GTL Naphtha is a premium feedstock for the petrochemical industry. It has a high paraffinic content of more than 90% and contains virtually no sulphur, which is highly valued by steam cracker operators due to its high yields of olefins (ethylene and propylene).
Tasweeq is expected to market approximately 1 mln tpa of Pearl GTL Naphtha to key markets around the world.