Qatar Petroleum (QP) plans to merge its two LNG subsidiaries Qatargas and Rasgas in its latest attempt to adjust to increased LNG competition and lower oil and gas prices. The merger forms part of QP’s wider effort to cut costs and streamline operations. The newly-formed entity – to be named Qatargas – will be the largest LNG company in the world, with 77mn tons/year of liquefaction capacity, effectively sharpening Qatar’s marketing operations in an increasingly...