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Qatar crisis has limited impact on gas exports

Qatar’s diplomatic spat with its Middle Eastern neighbours has entered its second year, but the overall effect on the country’s exports has been limited Qatar’s diplomatic spat with its Middle Eastern neighbours has entered its second year, but the overall effect on the country’s exports has been limited.
By Verity Ratcliffe 8 June 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand 0 31208
A Qatargas LNG vessel. (Qatargas)

The diplomatic row between Qatar and several other Arab states has entered its second year, but the fallout has had little impact on Qatar’s gas and LNG exports. LNG deliveries to other Middle Eastern states have fallen as buyers such as Dubai and Jordan have sought cargoes from elsewhere, but rallying oil prices have more than mitigated the impact on Qatar’s finances.

Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the most vocal critic of Qatar in the boycott, show no signs of easing. Qatar accused Saudi Arabia...