GTL – modern alchemy turns gas into liquid gold

Martin Kahl investigates Shell's Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) intentions

Making water in the desert is not something commonly associated with a global oil and gas producer, but as a by-product of the gas-to-liquid (GTL) process, this is what Shell's Pearl GTL plant in Qatar is doing. Inaugurated in November 2011, the US$20bn plant took five years and 52,000 people

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