Japanese trading firm Mitsui is considering buying a stake in Qatar’s North Field Expansion project. “We have always said that we would consider investing in any quality LNG projects, and the North Field is one of the projects,” a Mitsui spokesperson told Reuters this week.

This followed the firm’s president Kenichi Hori last week declining to comment on a possible deal with Qatar, simply saying the gulf state is an “important source of LNG.” (CONTINUED - 191 WORDS)