Qatar is one of the world’s largest exporters of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) at around 11 million tons per year. LPG is an internationally traded commodity whose production is a function of crude oil and gas production with most of the LPG that QP markets arising from gas processing.
LPG is the collective name for propane and butane, both of which are gaseous hydrocarbon compounds at room temperature, but can readily be liquefied for easy transport or distribution by either chilling or pressurizing the gas.
LPG is a versatile global commodity used for residential, transportation and industrial purposes and burns cleanly with no soot and very low sulphur emissions, thus posing no ground or water pollution hazards.
QP markets refrigerated propane and butane separately, typically on Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels (although Medium Gas Carriers (MGCs) can also be accommodated) from Ras Laffan and Mesaieed ports to customers around the world.