ORYX GTL contributes to local air quality improvement during major climate conference in Doha

Doha, December 2012: ORYX GTL, Qatar’s pioneering ultra-clean fuels manufacturer is demonstrating the practical benefits of its clean-burning diesel during a major international environment conference which started in Doha on 26th November 2012.

Over the 11 days ORYX GTL diesel - a high specification fuel meeting the strictest international standards on particulate emissions – will be powering up to 100 delegate buses at the UN Climate Change Conferences (COP 18).

The Company is supplying gas-to-liquid (GTL) diesel - manufactured at the Company’s state-of-the-art complex in Ras Laffan – to Mowasalat, the local bus operator commissioned to provide transport for up to 17,000 delegates expected to attend the landmark event until 7 December.

By supplying the fuel, ORYX GTL aims to raise awareness of the outstanding environmental credentials of GTL diesel as an alternative fuel at this historic global climate-related conference in Qatar, as well as directly minimising the impact of vehicle emissions on the local community for the duration of the event.

ORYX GTL CEO Abdulrahman M Al-Suwaidi said: “It is a great honour for ORYX GTL to have been approached to supply GTL diesel to meet COP 18’s transport requirements, and in doing so helping to improve air quality during this globally important gathering.

“As well as being a vital exercise promoting the low-emission characteristics of GTL fuel, it will also demonstrate how fuel systems in conventional transport vehicles can be seamlessly adapted to run on GTL diesel, which is one of the cleanest burning diesel fuels on the international market.”

Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) has played an active role in the storage, transportation and dispensing of GTL diesel supplied to the COP 18-dedicated bus fleet of Mowasalat, which itself is committed to environmental preservation and supports several alternative fuel initiatives in Qatar.

“This is the ideal opportunity to showcase the technically superior low emission GTL fuels manufactured in Qatar. We take the opportunity to thank both Mowasalat and the ORYX GTL refinery for their co-operation and guidance,” said Mohammed Turki Al-Sobai, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of WOQOD.