Qatar Petrochemical Company is re-examining the feasibility of a US$6 bln expansion of the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex as global demand increases, Total E&P Qatar Managing Director Stephane Michel told Zawya. Total E&P Qatar is waiting for the final feasibility report that will outline the benefits of expansion. The project is estimated to be completed in 2015.
QPC and Total E&P hold 80:20 stake in Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex that includes a 1.4 mln tpa steam cracker and other downstream units. It will produce 1.4 mln tpa of ethylene , 850,000 t/y tpa of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), 760,000 tpa of polypropylene , 430,000 tpa of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) , 125,000 tpa of pyrolysis gasoline and 83,000 tpa of butadiene.