The Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2) construction will cost up to QR 5.5billion, HE Minister of Energy and Industry and Qatar Petroleum Chairman Dr.Mohamed bin Saleh Al-Sada told a press conference on the sidelines of a ceremonyheld to lay the foundation of the project.He added that the project represents an added value to Qatari products in order tomeet the growing domestic demand due to the expanding economy and the increase
in population, which led to increased local demand for fuel.He noted that the refinery will support Qatar’s exporting strength of other products,adding that the economics of the project are excellent. Qatar Petroleum considers
the project as an opportunity to bring revenue for the country’s GDP, expand thecircle of the economy, take advantage of the added value of Qatar’s naturalresources in addition to giving a platform for Qatari cadres to join the project, Dr.Al-Sada said.HE the minister said that the refinery is an integrated project that meets thedomestic demand, supports the export capacity and opens the way for Qataricitizens to join it, consequently serving Qatar National Vision 2030.Dr. Al-Sada added that LR2 is an important project that expands on LR1, noting thatthe combination of both projects will create the largest condensate refinery in theworld. Construction work is expected to finish by the third quarter of 2016.On keeping up with environmental standards, Dr. Al-Sada said the project will
maintain the highest levels environment preservation by reducing greenhouse gasemissions, the combustion of non-existent gas during normal operations inaccordance with the highest international standards, and not discharging any waterinto the sea.