Qatargas starts operations at Laffan Refinery 2

Laffan 2 will add an additional 146,000 bpd capacity to the the refinery

Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG producer, said on Saturday it has started commercial operations at the Laffan Refinery 2 condensate splitter, according to a statement.

The refinery, prior to its expansion, had a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day (bpd). Laffan 2 will add an additional 146,000, bringing its total capacity to 292,000 bpd.

The shareholders of the Laffan Refinery are Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Total, Idemitsu, Cosmo, Mitsui and Marubeni, the statement said.