Qatar’s two gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects have been running at near full 290,000 b/d capacity, but both will see their 2015 hit by maintenance shutdowns.

Shell-operated Pearl GTL – by far the world’s largest GTL project – has begun two months of planned maintenance. Meanwhile, the Oryx GTL joint venture of South Africa’s Sasol (49%) and QP (51%) is due to shut down for an unspecified period this year. (CONTINUED - 538 WORDS)