QatarEnergy announced on 8 January that it has taken a final investment decision (FID) on its $6bn Ras Laffan Petrochemicals Project (RLPP) alongside partner Chevron Phillips (30%). The facility is being developed at the Ras Laffan industrial city in northern Qatar and is due to begin production in late 2026.

The complex is centered on a 2.08mn t/y ethane cracker, which once operational will be the largest such facility in the Middle East. It will also include two polyethylene trains with combined capacity of 1.68mn t/y of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which will receive ethylene feedstock from the cracker. (CONTINUED - 1009 WORDS)