Middle East & Africa: Trade
Qatar is exploring ways to boost its gas and LNG exports now that the North Dome moratorium has been lifted.
The proposed increase in Qatar’s gas production capability amounts to around 16.3 mtpa of LNG, which equates to just over 21% of the country’s nameplate capacity. However, Qatar’s liquefaction plants are running at capacity and increasing the volume of LNG exported from Ras Laffan would mean installing additional production facilities. Qatar could also send more gas to the UAE and Oman via the Dolphin pipeline. Dolphin’s designed capacity is 90.56 MMcm/d, some of which could be used to transport gas from the new North Dome project.