Shell hogs WPC limelight with $6.4m QP petrochemicals deal and Pearl train 2 start-up

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Shell yesterday took a big step towards consolidating its position as the largest foreign investor in Qatar by signing a Heads of Agreement (HoA) for a $6.4 billion petrochemicals complex that would take its feedstock from Qatar’s natural gas projects, including ethane from Pearl GTL. Earlier in the weekend the company announced it had started up the second gas-to-liquids (GTL) train at Pearl, keeping the project on track for full ramp-up by mid-visual_editor01visual_editor.

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