Former RasGas office, Al Dana Tower, Doha

RasGas Company Limited is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) producing company in Qatar. It is the second-biggest LNG producer in Qatar after Qatargas.[1] RasGas operates seven LNG trains located in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

RasGas also operates helium plants which produce 25% of the world's helium, and make Qatar the second largest helium exporter.


RasGas was established in 2001.[2] The chief executive officer of the company is Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi.[3]


The company's seven LNG trains have a total capacity of 36.3 million tonnes of LNG per year.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, attended the ceremony.[7] The Train 7 started production in February 2010.[4][8][9] Both train produces 7.8 million tonnes of LNG per year and they among the largest LNG trains in the world.[9][10]

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.[11] 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.[12] Together, these two plants now produce 25% of the world's helium, making Qatar the second largest world helium exporter, after the U.S.[13]


  1. Helder Marinho (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. Bruce Nichols (2009-02-11). "RasGas CEO sees later start for new LNG trains". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  4. 1 2 "RasGas sets Train 7 in motion". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  5. "RasGas getting Train 5 on track". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  6. "Celebration time for RasGas". Gulf Times. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  7. "Qatar inaugurates new LNG production line". Mena Report. Al Bawaba. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  8. Robert Tuttle (2010-02-24). "Qatar's RasGas Starts Producing LNG From Train 7". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  9. 1 2 Simon Webb; Regan Doherty (2010-02-24). "Qatar's RasGas starts LNG output from new facility". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  10. Perumal, Santhosh V. (2009-02-19). "RasGas gets boost from two 'mega' projects". Gulf Times. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  11. "RasGas Helium Plant Achieves Production Capacity". Downstream Today. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  12. "Qatar's Helium 2 plant opening makes it world's largest exporter". The Edge. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  13. Air Liquide and Linde in Helium Hunt as Texas Reserves Dry Up, Bloomberg, 2014

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Coordinates: 25°53′27″N 51°32′33″E / 25.89083°N 51.54250°E / 25.89083; 51.54250

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