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RasGas Company Limited was a liquefied natural gas (LNG) producing company in Qatar. It was the second-biggest LNG producer in Qatar after Qatargas.[1] RasGas operated seven LNG trains located in Ras Laffan Industrial City. It was merged with Qatargas on 1 January 2018.

IndustryOil and gas
Defunct31 December 2017
ProductsLiquefied natural gas
ParentQatar Petroleum Edit this on Wikidata

RasGas also operated helium plants which produce 25% of the world's helium, and make Qatar the second largest helium exporter.[citation needed]

The chief executive officer of the company was Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi.[citation needed]

Operation Plants



RasGas' former corporate headquarters in West Bay, Doha pictured in 2011

RasGas was established in 1998.[2] Rasgas was merged with Qatagas on 1 January 2018.


The company's seven LNG trains have a total capacity of 36.3 million tonnes of LNG per year.[3] Trains 1 and 2 are owned by Ras Laffan, and they have a combined capacity of 6.6 million tonnes of LNG per year. Ras Laffan (II) owns Trains 3, 4 and 5 with a capacity of 4.7 million tonnes of LNG per annum each.[4] Trains 6 and 7 are owned by Ras Laffan (3). The Train 6 came online in October 2009, and was inaugurated on 27 October 2009.[5] Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, attended the ceremony.[6] The Train 7 started production in February 2010.[3][7][8] Both trains produce 7.8 million tonnes of LNG per year and they among the largest LNG trains in the world.[8][9]

RasGas operates Helium 1 and Helium 2 helium plants. Helium 1 produces 660 million cubic feet per annum (19×10^6 m3/a) of liquid helium, which is approximately 10 percent of the world's total helium production.[10] Helium 2 is the world's largest helium refining facility. It produces 1.3 billion cubic feet per annum (37,000,000 m3/a) of liquid helium.[11] Together, these two plants now produce 25% of the world's helium, making Qatar the second largest world helium exporter, after the U.S.[12]


  1. ^ Marinho, Helder (2009-10-07). "QatarGas, Exxon LNG Venture to Reach 100% This Month". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  2. ^ "RasGas names its dates". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  3. ^ a b "RasGas sets Train 7 in motion". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  4. ^ "RasGas getting Train 5 on track". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  5. ^ "Celebration time for RasGas". Gulf Times. 2009-10-27. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  6. ^ "Qatar inaugurates new LNG production line". Mena Report. Al Bawaba. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  7. ^ Robert Tuttle (2010-02-24). "Qatar's RasGas Starts Producing LNG From Train 7". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  8. ^ a b Simon Webb; Regan Doherty (2010-02-24). "Qatar's RasGas starts LNG output from new facility". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  9. ^ Perumal, Santhosh V. (2009-02-19). "RasGas gets boost from two 'mega' projects". Gulf Times. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  10. ^ "RasGas Helium Plant Achieves Production Capacity". Downstream Today. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  11. ^ "Qatar's Helium 2 plant opening makes it world's largest exporter". The Edge. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  12. ^ Air Liquide and Linde in Helium Hunt as Texas Reserves Dry Up, Bloomberg, 2014 [1]

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