Qatar Signs Exploration Agreement with Sohio 

On 13 June Qatar signed a 25-year oil and gas exploration agreement with Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) covering an offshore tract off the east coast of Qatar. The agreement was signed by the Qatari Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Shaikh 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Khalifah Al Thani, and Mr. Preston Rennie, representing Sohio.

In a statement to the Qatar News Agency following the signature of the agreement, the Minister...