RASGAS IS ONE OF QATAR’S LEADING ENERGY COMPANIES AND ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN THE GLOBAL LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) INDUSTRY.
RasGas is one of the world’s premier integrated LNG enterprises and has an enviable reputation for being a safe and reliable supplier of LNG that has transformed a regional resource into a key component of the global energy mix
RasGas oversees and manages all the operations associated with seven LNG trains, two sales gas production facilities, helium production facilities, and major shipping contracts and global commercial partnerships. The company has developed world-class offshore and onshore facilities for the extraction, processing and storage of gas from Qatar’s North Field. Its primary products are LNG for overseas export, for which it has a total production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum and sales gas for the local Qatar market with a total production capacity of approximately 2,000 standard cubic feet per day. RasGas has added to its production capacity by building two new facilities: the Ras Laffan Helium Project, designed to produce 17.3 tonnes per day of pure helium, and the Barzan Gas Project, designed to supply two billion standard cubic feet of sales gas per day to the local Qatari market.
RasGas' swift growth and development are critical factors behind Qatar's strong economic development and global positioning. Today RasGas supplies LNG from Qatar to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Energy companies in these regions recognise that RasGas has a strong and well deserved reputation in safety, security and reliability of deliveries.
At Ras Laffan Industrial City in north-east Qatar, RasGas manages a series of strategic projects associated with the LNG industry: Ras Laffan Helium, Al Khaleej Gas Project 1 (AKG-1), Al Khaleej Gas Project 2 (AKG-2), and the Barzan Gas Project.
To ensure the safe and reliable delivery of its LNG, RasGas operates a dedicated fleet of 27 LNG carriers under long term charter agreements with ship owners. The RasGas fleet, comprising conventional, Q-Flex and Q-Max ships delivers LNG to a number of terminals on a global basis, including the Qatar Terminal Company LNG receiving terminal, in the Adriatic Sea, off the Coast of Italy.
In December 2010, Qatar celebrated the achievement of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani's vision for RasGas and its sister company Qatargas, under the guidance of Qatar Petroleum, to reach a production capacity of 77 Mta of LNG. Among LNG producing countries, Qatar now has the largest production capacity: it is the world's leading producer of a strategically important energy source.
In Qatar, RasGas is a leading employer of Qatari nationals and people from more than 59 countries. Beyond its own workforce RasGas regards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as integral to its business and has developed a strong and proactive CSR programme, whose four cornerstones - community, education, environment and health - are aligned to the Qatar National Vision 2030. The RasGas programme strengthens the company's connection with Qatari society and provides a structured framework for its corporate citizenship activities.