Middle East


Qatar aims to reclaim its crown as the world’s largest LNG producer from Australia, targeting 126mn t/y by 2027, and is working hard to develop new markets.

State of Play

Qatar is aggressively expanding domestic LNG production capacity, targeting a 64% increase to 126mn t/y by 2027. Having shrugged off the impact of the ongoing economic embargo, the emirate’s huge expansion is attracting interest from the world’s leading IOCs, which QP is using to snap up overseas assets under its two-pronged expansion strategy.

2018 In Numbers
Gas Output 176 bcm
Gas Exports 125 bcm
LNG Exports 76.8 mn tons
O&G Export Rev. 72.9 $bn
O&G % Export Rev. 87 %
Foreign Reserves 49.3 $bn*


Oil & Gas

10 Jan, 2020


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Kuwait LNG Imports (Mn T/Y) Have Dipped From Their 2017 High, While Qatar's Market Share Dominance Has Been Eroded
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