Incorporated in 1991 as a joint venture, the Company is currently owned by IQ (50%), OPIC Middle East Corporation (20%), International Octane L.L.C (15%) and LCY Middle East Corporation (15%).
QAFAC is engaged in the production of Methanol and Methyl-Tertiary-Butyl-Ether (MTBE).
The current group share of production and saleable capacity of QAFAC’s key products are:
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A significant portion of Methanol produced is used as a feedstock to produce methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE), with the remainder is sold. Within the petrochemical industry, Methanol is used as a raw material for the manufacturing of solvents, formaldehyde, methyl-halide, acetic acid, ethyl-alcohol, acetic anhydride, DME and MTBE.
MTBE is used as a gasoline additive that provides clean burning fuel to reduce the tail gas pollution generated by motor vehicles, whilst eliminating the need for tetra-ethyl-lead blending.
Industries Qatar Q.S.C. was incorporated as a Qatari joint stock company on April 19, 2003. The registered office is located at P.O. Box 3212, Doha, State of Qatar. Through the group companies, IQ operates in 3 distinct segments: petrochemicals, fertiliser and steel.