‘Qatar confident of future gas demand’

Posted on April 5, 2013

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The conference “Peak Oil: Challenges and Opportunities for the GCC Countries” in Doha, Qatar, has ended. It was a very interesting Peak Oil conference and was the first to be held in the Middle East. I was given the honour of summarizing the conference and will write a summary when I am back in Sweden. Until then you can read the notice regarding the conference that was published in the Qatar Tribune: “‘Peak Oil’ meet begins”.

At breakfast this morning I read the Qatar Times and in it was an interesting article on LNG, liquefied natural gas. “LNG gas shipments to Japan soar as Europe demand declines”. It is an article that the newspaper purchased from Reuters. Qatar is one of the world’s largest producers of natural gas and the nations economy is dependent on the income from sales of LNG.

At the same time as the Peak Oil conference was held in Doha, the “14th International Oil Summit” was held in Paris where they also discussed LNG. In the Qatar Times I could also read, “Qatar is confident of future gas demand”.

“THE Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah talks as former Algerian energy minister and chairman of the International Oil Summit, Nordine Ait-Laoussine listens during a session of the 14th International Oil Summit in Paris yesterday. Qatar is confident about future demand for its liquefied natural gas, al-Attiyah told the conference. “Demand for natural gas will continue, not in the classical markets, but in new markets,” al-Attiyah said. He added that the booming production of shale gas in the US won’t threaten Qatar’s position, but would compliment the supply provided by the Gulf country. “Two brothers cannot fight each other,” he said.”

(In Swedish)

Konferensen ”Peak Oil: Callenges and Opportunities for the GCC Counttie” i Doha, Qatar, är över och det var en mycket intressant Peak Oil konferens, den första i Mellanöstern. Jag fick den äran att sammanfatta konferensen och kommer då jag är tillbaka i Sverige skriva en sammanfattning. Till dess kan ni läsa notisen om konferensen i Qatar Tribune: ‘Peak Oil’ meet begins.

Till frukosten i morse läste jag Qatar Times och där fanns en intressant artikel om LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas: LNG gas shipments to Japan soar as Europe demand declines. Det är en artikel som man köpt från Reuters. Qatar är en av världens största gasproducenter och landets ekonomi är beroense av inkomsterna från LNG försäljningen.

Samtidigt som vi hade en Peak Oil konferens i Doha så var det ”The 14th international Oil Summit” i Paris och där diskuterade man också LNG. I Qatar Times kunde jag läsa: ‘Qatar confident of future gas demand’

HE the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah talks as former Algerian energy minister and chairman of the International Oil Summit, Nordine Ait-Laoussine listens during a session of the 14th International Oil Summit in Paris yesterday. Qatar is confident about future demand for its liquefied natural gas, al-Attiyah told the conference. “Demand for natural gas will continue, not in the classical markets, but in new markets,” al-Attiyah said. He added that the booming production of shale gas in the US won’t threaten Qatar’s position, but would compliment the supply provided by the Gulf country. “Two brothers cannot fight each other,” he said.

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