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Doha, Qatar – 9 June, 2013: RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) recently honoured 254 employees at its annual long-service award ceremony for their loyalty, commitment, dedication and hard work, which had a direct hand in placing RasGas at the forefront of the energy industry in the world.

The honoured employees included 82 people, who completed 15 years of service in RasGas; 11, who had completed 10 years; and 161, who had completed five years.

Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, Chief Executive Officer of RasGas, said the employees' loyalty to the company is marked by the significant achievements that RasGas has made over the years, and the honouring of long-serving employees is a perfect opportunity to reflect on these together.

"Today, with the continued commitment of the employees, we have expanded far beyond the expectations and RasGas now provides an incredible 15% of the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG), transforming a country and touching the lives of tens of millions of people around the world in the process," he said.

Al Mohannadi recalled that Qatar and RasGas have witnessed a massive transformation over the past 15 years and each of the milestones during these years represents the collaborative efforts of all employees to ensure the continued, safe, reliable growth of the company.

"Our people continue to be a key strategic choice that underpins our company values and with their commitment, RasGas' exemplary safety records continue to go from strength to strength. Reliability and safety are integral to RasGas' performance and the employees' dedication to this is marked by our recent celebration of 55 million man-hours without any Lost Time Incident," he said.

Al Mohannadi pointed out that the impressive performance of employees continues to play a vital role in RasGas reaching new achievements in all areas of work. He added that with the Helium-2 plant getting commissioned later this year RasGas will significantly increase its helium production capacity and consolidate Qatar's position as the second largest helium producer in the world.

"The strategically significant Barzan Gas Project that will provide energy for the continued growth and development of the country's economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and beyond. We have passed the halfway mark in construction of this impressive project that, when fully complete in 2015, will make RasGas one of the largest gas processors in the world," he said.

"Our solid Qatarization programme ensures that the experience becomes a legacy passed on to future generations. By helping to identify, attract and develop young Qataris through training and mentoring, we are actively participating in and serving the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030," said Al Mohannadi.

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