Choppy waters ahead for Qatar’s LNG fleet

By The Wildcat 9 June 2017
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An LNG tanker in Ras Laffan. The UAE has banned Qatari ships from its territory. (PA) An LNG tanker in Ras Laffan. The UAE has banned Qatari ships from its territory. (PA)

The dispute between Qatar and its neighbours (among others) is the worst spat to hit the region since the Gulf Cooperation Council was formed in 1981. Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, have sought to isolate Qatar through sea and air restrictions. 

The United Arab Emirates has taken a more hardline stance than most, stating that no Qatari ‘means of transportation’ will be allowed into or out of its territory. The port of Fujairah has made it clear that Qatari ships are not allowed to dock there. 

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