Laffan Refinery is a key part of Qatar's strategic vision to process and add value to the field condensate produced from the Qatargas facilities. With two world-class refineries located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatargas is one of the largest condensate processors in the world.
Laffan Refinery 1 (LR1) captures synergies and opportunities from the development of the North Field, Qatargas and other Ras Laffan Industrial City ventures. It consists of process units including utility systems, distillation units, naphtha and kerosene hydrotreaters, a hydrogen unit and a saturated gas plant producing naphtha, kerojet (A1), gasoil and mixed LPG.
LR1 processes condensate, an associated product to natural gas production that is refined into a number of high-quality products which can be used as lower emission fuels and feedstock for petrochemical production. All products are hydro-treated to reduce the content of sulphur, meeting the most stringent quality standards (Euro V).
The refinery, which started production in 2009, has a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) and utilises the field condensate produced from the Qatargas facilities. The Laffan Refinery has a production capacity of 61,000 bpsd of naphtha, 52,000 bpsd of kerojet, 24,000 bpsd of gasoil, and 9,000 bpsd of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Shareholders in the Laffan Refinery 1 are: Qatar Petroleum (51%), Total (10%), ExxonMobil (10%), Cosmo (10%), Idemitsu (10%), Mitsui (4.5%) and Marubeni (4.5%).
Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2) started commercial production in 2016, marking the culmination of a strategic expansion of Qatargas' world-class facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City. LR2 adds a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day to the existing LR1, effectively doubling the total processing capacity to 292,000 barrels per stream day.
Laffan Refinery 2 produces low sulphur Euro-V specifications products such as naphtha, kerojet (A-1), ultra-low sulphur diesel, propane and butane for local and international markets.
The shareholders of LR 2 are: Qatar Petroleum (84%), Total (10%), Cosmo (2%), Idemitsu (2%), Mitsui (1%) and Marubeni (1%).