‘Qatar will not be hampered’: LNG giant presses on with ambitious expansion plan

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Qatar transformed the LNG business with intrepid technological leaps during the 2000s. Today, it is transforming the business by re-writing the commercial rulebook.

At the LNG producer-consumer conference organised last month by the Japanese government, Qatar’s LNG supremo Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi reiterated that construction contracts for a huge expansion of export capacity would be awarded before year-end – despite no long-term sales having been agreed.

LNG Business Review looks at why Qatar is closing in on this new venture with a changed, untraditional commercial strategy, when it is already the world’s richest country.

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