Mesaieed is at a distance of twenty miles, that is, 45kms from the southern point of Doha. It is also the main point of the original downstream industries of Qatar. The city of Mesaieed is famous both for its oil extracting as well as commercial ports. The major refineries are engaged in the production of fertilizers, steel, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. Mesaieed at Qatar is also the hometown of Qatar's National Oil Distribution Company or NODCO. NODCO was established in 1968 and is totally owned by Qatar Petroleum. The company is engaged in the distribution of its products both locally and internationally. The main produces are super gasoline, fuel oil, kerosene, lead free premium gasoline and butagas.
The Mesaieed Industrial City Management or MIC, established in 1996, is significant as a "one stop" or a Single Point Authority in the case of providing all business related services in Qatar. Among other services, the Marine and the Port services are the most prominent facilities provided by this company.