The seismic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent economies around the globe reeling. For the petrostates of the Middle East, the biggest concerns surrounded the pandemic’s impact on global oil and gas markets.

Qatar’s export slate is dominated by LNG. Despite the pandemic curbing demand growth and prices in 2020 the emirate clung onto its title as the world’s largest LNG exporter in 2020, just about edging out steady-rising Australia (MEES, 15 January), despite continuing to lose market share in core Asian markets (MEES, 5 February). (CONTINUED - 535 WORDS)