Qatar Petroleum is adding a fourth train to its major LNG expansion plans that will push it further clear of the chasing pack. Development drilling is expected imminently, with international partners brought onboard in early 2019.

Qatar has a bullish outlook on the global LNG market. And it is putting its money where its mouth is, this week upwardly-revising its North Field gas expansion plans for the second time since they were initially launched in April 2017 (MEES, 3 April 2017). A...