From a recent AP news article dated July 5, 2017:
“Qatar, isolated by neighbors, plans gas output boost
July 5, 2017
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The energy-rich Gulf nation of Qatar, facing further isolation from its neighbors amid an ongoing diplomatic rift, said Tuesday it plans to boost production of liquefied natural gas by 30 percent over the coming years..."
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its most recent Country Analysis Brief on Qatar in 2015. The Brief of 16 pages lays out key aspects of the energy industry in that country. The Brief provides a good, overview of key aspects of the Qatar energy industry including: export, production, and geographic data; production data and discussion for regions and companies; and explanation of sector organization.
Highlights of the report:
Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world
The country’s exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products provide a significant portion of government revenues.
It has the world’s 3rd largest proved reserves of natural gas
Qatar ranks 2nd in exports of dry natural gas
Qatar’s crude oil production is the second lowest in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but increasing production of non-crude liquids–most of which are a byproduct of natural gas production–is contributing to gradual growth in total liquids production.
Qatar was the third-smallest crude oil exporter among OPEC members in 2014, ahead of only Ecuador and Libya.
Qatar’s refining capacity exceeds domestic demand for petroleum products, thus enabling the country to export most of its refinery output.
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