Air Liquide subsidiary signs Qatar contract


Oryx GTL and GASAL Q.S.C., Air Liquide’s subsidiary in Qatar, have signed a long-term oxygen supply agreement after Oryx GTL decided to increase its production capacity.

Gas-to-liquid technology, which consists of converting natural gas into liquid fuels, is an attractive option for making the most of abundant gas reserves. This technology produces a fuel that has the high energy efficiency of diesel while producing less pollution.

Oryx GTL is a SASOL / Qatar Petroleum joint venture that produces clean diesel, naphtha and LPG.

Its first commercial gas-to-liquids (GTL) unit, located in Ras Laffan, Qatar, is the largest GTL unit in service in the world. GTL production capacity is rapidly increasing in Qatar, thanks to the North Field, the world’s biggest reserve of natural gas.

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