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Asia will remain central to Qatar’s LNG strategy

Qatar is implementing LNG trading strategies that will further consolidate its position in the Asian market Qatar is implementing LNG trading strategies that will further consolidate its position in the Asian market.
By Abhishek Kumar 31 January 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 33895
The Golar Viking delivering Qatari LNG at Thailand's Map Ta Phut terminal. (Qatargas)

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

Qatar is thinking long term. The country is working to ensure it remains a reliable LNG supplier for the next decade and to fend off competition from the likes of Australia, the United States and Russia. Qatar understands the Asian market will be central to achieving its targets, a fact shown by Qatar Petroleum’s (QP’s) plans to streamline its LNG supply portfolio.

The emirate exported around 78 mt of LNG in 2018, of which just...