Qatar Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Qatar 2017

In 2016 Qatar retained its title as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. For many years the state has also been a global player in the crude oil and petroleum product markets. It is a key energy provider for many of the world’s leading economies, lying at the heart of a hydrocarbons logistics chain that stretches from Japan to the UK. However, these are challenging times for...

2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.

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Qatar has merged its two majority state-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers and stepped up output, with the aim of increasing its competitiveness in global markets.

 

What advantages does Qatar enjoy in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry?

 

With domestic sources of oil in decline – and, until recently, a moratorium in place on further exploitation of the country’s vast offshore natural gas reserves – Qatar has been boosting its overseas investments, with state oil and gas giant Qatar Petroleum (QP) now involved in projects across the globe. QP has been working in cooperation with...

 

In 2016 Qatar retained its title as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). For many years the state has also been a global player in the crude oil and petroleum product markets. It is a key energy provider for many of the world’s leading economies, lying at the heart of a hydrocarbons logistics chain that stretches from...

 

Recent times have seen the announcement of some major mergers in Qatar’s oil and gas industry, as hydrocarbons players respond to changing global conditions. The new, leaner sector should benefit from shared back office functions and more efficient practices, with the changes broadly welcomed across the industry.

2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.