Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 36

8-Sept-2008

QATAR

QP Expansion Policy On A Steady Course, Despite Major Changes

The expansion policy of state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has witnessed some major, but subtle changes in the past few years. A moratorium was placed on new LNG projects until 2010, until an assessment study is completed on the prolific North Field. Furthermore, plans were put on hold to turn the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry in Qatar into a strategic sector, while going ahead...