Qatar will increase exports of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to 11 million tons annually in 2011 from 8.5 million tons annually in 2010, a senior Qatari official said.
Chief Executive Officer of Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company, Saad Abdullah al-Kuwari said that Qatar is one of the largest producers of LPG in the Middle East.
Qatar extracts LPG from natural gas and therefore its production grows with the growth of processing and exporting gas. It is to become the largest source of condensates in the Middle East in 2011 where exports will rise to 400,000 bpd from 360,000 bpd in 2010, he continued. Qatar has completed an expansion plan to occupy the highest rank among exporters of liquefied natural gas with a production capacity of 77 million tons annually.