Qatar is making concrete progress in boosting LNG capacity 30% to 100mn t/y. As the industry narrative increasingly switches from an expected glut to shortages, the emirate is laying the groundwork for further increases.

Qatar this week awarded the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for the expansion of its already world-leading LNG facilities to Japan’s Chiyoda. First LNG from the new facilities is targeted for 2023.

Chiyoda played a central role in developing...