Qatar's Maintenance Shutdown Will Reduce Output by 22% in April 

Crude oil production in Qatar is expected to fall by about 22% in April because of a scheduled maintenance program involving a month-long shutdown of all offshore fields.

According to an official of the Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC), production in April will average between 245,000 and 250,000 b/d (as against the current 300,000 b/d) because of the shutdown which will also allow regular...