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Qatar and Saudi Arabia shop abroad for gas

Geopolitical rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia have embarked on an aggressive drive to expand their international gas supply networks Geopolitical rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia have embarked on an aggressive drive to expand their international gas supply networks.
By Peter Stewart 21 February 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 33962
Qatar Petroleum and Exxon will be particularly interested in supplying cargoes from Golden Pass to European LNG terminals. (Golden Pass LNG)

Qatar Petroleum (QP) took an FID this month on the 15.6 mtpa Golden Pass LNG export project in the United States, the first such decision for a liquefaction facility so far in 2019. The project will be developed in tandem with work to expand the capacity of the giant Ras Laffan plant in Qatar from 77 mtpa to 110 mtpa. The first train at Golden Pass, which QP is building with the project’s other stakeholder ExxonMobil, is expected to be commissioned in 2024. 

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s...

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