Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited (QAFAC)

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:

Product Production (‘000) Sales (‘000)
Methanol 500 390
MTBE 305 305


Key Products


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.

Methyl-Tertiary-Butyl-Ether (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.