The UAE’s severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar this week (MEES, 9 June) has brought its precarious gas balance and its reliance on its neighbor into the spotlight.

The UAE relies on imports for 30% of its 69 bcm/year gas consumption. And over 95% of import volumes, some 19.6bcm for 2015, came from Qatar (see chart 1). (CONTINUED - 1620 WORDS)