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The world’s top LNG exporter Qatar is pumping growing amounts of helium as a by-product of gas output and aims to become the world’s second largest helium producer with a new plant, its energy minister said. Qatar exports liquefied natural gas (LNG) with gas output from its giant North Field, the world’s largest known pure […]

Arab exports of natural gas have increased by more than 50% over the past four years with the majority of the increase coming from Qatar, according to official data. The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), in its 2009 statistical report, said the Arab region’s total gas exports rose by 54.4% to 161.9 billion […]

Soaring gas exports will ally with rebounding oil prices and production to catapult Qatar’s economy into double-digit growth in the next two years while its fiscal surplus will sharply widen, a key Saudi bank said yesterday. The gross domestic product of the world’s third gas power is estimated to have swelled by 9.4 per cent […]

A senior official with China’s largest state-own gas company said here Saturday that China planned to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar in the coming years to feed the huge demand of domestic market. Fu Chengyu, general manager of China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), said in the opening ceremony for CNOOC’s office […]

Four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers built for Qatargas by Samsung Heavy Industries are docked at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Goje Island for their naming ceremony yesterday. The ships – three of which are the world’s largest – can sail at a maximum speed of 19.5 knots. A total of seven LNG […]

Qatari Oil Minister Abdullah Al-Attiyah said Qatar would reach its target LNG capacity of 77 million tonnes per year by 2012, a newspaper reported Attiyah said Qatar’s gas production currently stood at 31 million tonnes a year and would increase by 46 million tonnes over the course of the next three years, Al-Watan reported. The […]

Sustained investment in LNG production since the past 20 years will help Qatar continue a growth of 8.5 per cent in 2009 as it tackles an “entrenched” inflation and continues to witness a net rise in the number of immigrants, a new study said. London-based Standard Chartered bank, in its country briefing, said Qatar will […]

Trade between Qatar and South Korea grew 69.2% to US$16.3 billion last year, data issued by Korea International Trade Association said. South Korean imports from Qatar stood at US$14.4 billion last year, up 70% from 2007. South Korean exports to Qatar totalled US$1.9 billion last year, up 63.4% on 2007. South Korea’s main import commodities […]

Qatar’s economy continued its rapid climb and jumped by nearly 59 per cent in the first nine months of 2008 despite a sharp decline in oil prices in the last weeks of that period, official figures showed yesterday. The Gulf country’s gross domestic product stood at QR107.79 billion (Dh109bn) in the first nine months of […]