Qatar rift has limited impact on LNG market so far

Shipping routes for Qatari LNG remain open despite the dispute, with Doha saying it is ‘business as usual’ for its seaborne gas exports Shipping routes for Qatari LNG remain open despite the dispute, with Doha saying it is ‘business as usual’ for its seaborne gas exports.
By Verity Ratcliffe 14 June 2017 0 26358
A Qatargas LNG plant. Qatar’s vessels have been banned from docking at some Middle Eastern ports. (Qatargas)

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and a group of states led by Saudi Arabia shows no sign of abating. But while several LNG vessels have been rerouted, all shipping routes needed for transporting Qatari LNG have remained open.

The United Arab Emirates’ Federal Transport Authority (FTA) has clarified the country’s position on the use of its ports, which has slightly softened its stance. The port of Fujairah issued a statement immediately after diplomatic relations were severed on 5 June saying all vessels travelling to or...

Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Sign in

Not a subscriber?

To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.

Sign up