Qatar National Bank (QNB)’s latest report on Qatar’s hydrocarbons sector predicts that Qatar will increase its crude production to 800,000 b/d – from the 726,000 b/d observed during the first seven months of the calendar year – by 2017.

The state-owned Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) maintains a 50% stake in QNB, while the remainder is privately held. (CONTINUED - 918 WORDS)