LNG

Qatar aims high for LNG after leaving OPEC

Qatar sees a brighter future for its energy sector once it leaves OPEC, especially by further consolidating its position as an LNG supplier Qatar sees a brighter future for its energy sector once it leaves OPEC, especially by further consolidating its position as an LNG supplier.
By Abhishek Kumar 6 December 2018 0 33590
An LNG tanker off Qatar. (Equinor)

Directional impact on forecast:
Upbeat for Qatar’s LNG exports

Qatar has made its energy strategy clear by deciding to leave OPEC. The country will expand its footprint abroad in both the oil and gas sectors. Meanwhile, its focus on increasing its domestic gas production and LNG exports will continue. Qatar will vigorously defend its share of the LNG market, and leaving OPEC is a part of this plan.

Qatar joined the cartel in 1961 and will officially leave it in January 2019. The move...