Main Business Activities
- Upstream and Integrated Gas
Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. acts as contractor and operator for the State of Qatar (represented by Qatar Petroleum) with regard to the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) project. In return, Qatar Shell GTL receives a share of production. Shell has a development and production-sharing agreement with the State of Qatar.
Qatar Shell Service Company W.L.L. provides technical services to Qatar Petroleum in exploration and production. Qatar Shell Research &Technology Centre QSTP-LLC carries out research and development for Shell and supports Qatar’s national research strategy. Shell Global Solutions International B.V. provides technology licensing and technical services in Qatar.
Separately, Shell holds a 30% interest in Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Ltd. (4), a liquefied natural gas project which is 70% owned by Qatar Petroleum.
Country Financial Analysis
The minimal statutory corporate income tax rate on gas and oil revenues in Qatar is 35%. Country-by-country report data for Qatar is not available for this report.
In our Payments to Governments Report, Shell disclosed that we paid around $1.2 billion in corporate income tax, production entitlements and other fees to the State of Qatar in 2019. Of this, about $681.7 million was for corporate income tax.
For further information, see our Payments to Governments Report.