The GTL diesel from ORYX GTL has a better environmental and performance profile than conventional diesels derived from crude oil.
Changing the global energy paradigm
With high crude oil prices and growing concerns about the future security and diversity of energy supply, the advent of the GTL era in Qatar is well timed. The dawn of the GTL era also coincides with the world’s growing dieselization trend where increasing percentages of motor cars are being fuelled by diesel mainly due to its higher quality and better environmental profile, as well as tax incentives and the development of high-performance compression-ignition engines.
Contributing to reduced emissions
More significant, the GTL diesel from ORYX will have a better environmental and performance profile than conventional diesels derived from crude oil. The diesel is characterized by a high cetane number (at least 70), low sulphur (less than five parts per million), low aromatics (less than 1%) and good cold flow characteristics (less than 5 -10oC).
This diesel is compatible with existing fuel distribution infrastructure. In addition, GTL diesel can be used in both current and envisaged future diesel engines, along with their exhaust gas after-treatment technologies.
GTL naphtha is highly paraffinic with a very low sulphur, naphthenic and aromatics content, which makes it suitable as a quality feedstock for cracking to produce ethylene for supply to the polymer industry.