RasGas Company Limited was a liquefied natural gas (LNG) producing company in Qatar. It was the second-biggest LNG producer in Qatar after Qatargas. RasGas operated seven LNG trains located in Ras Laffan Industrial City. It was merged with Qatargas on 1 January 2018.
|Industry||Oil and gas|
|Defunct||31 December 2017|
|Products||Liquefied natural gas|
RasGas also operated helium plants which produce 25% of the world's helium, and make Qatar the second largest helium exporter.
The chief executive officer of the company was Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi.
RasGas was established in 1998. 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. 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. 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. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, attended the ceremony. The Train 7 started production in February 2010. Both trains produce 7.8 million tonnes of LNG per year and they among the largest LNG trains in the world.
RasGas operates Helium 1 and Helium 2 helium plants. Helium 1 produces 660 million cubic feet per annum (19×106 m3/a) of liquid helium, which is approximately 10 percent of the world's total helium production. 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. Together, these two plants now produce 25% of the world's helium, making Qatar the second largest world helium exporter, after the U.S.
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