Middle East Economic Survey


No 9



Kuwaits Qatar Natural Gas Import Plan Shelved For Foreseeable Future

The much-discussed plan for Kuwait to import natural gas via a sub-sea pipeline from Qatar has been shelved for the foreseeable future. A clear signal to this effect was given by Qatars Energy Minister 'Abd Allah al-'Attiyah at a conference in Doha on 19 February. He said Qatar had waited three years for Saudi Arabia to give permission for the proposed pipeline to...