From The Report: Qatar 2019
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For over a decade Qatar has been the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas, and by 2024 the country aims to boost output by 43%. While much of Qatar’s growth in the decades after independence in 1971 was fuelled by crude oil, natural gas gained prominence in the 1990s. In 2018 Qatar announced it would leave the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which it joined as one of the first members in 1961, in order to focus on gas. Qatar’s ambitions signal it will be in a strong position moving forward as worldwide demand for natural gas increases. In addition, Qatar is taking steps to proactively develop its solar power generation. This chapter contains an interview with Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, CEO, Qatargas.