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What Next For Qatar and LNG?

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Report summary

Since 2008 Qatar has pursued a successful strategy of locking in LNG volumes initially intended for the US and UK markets to Pacific markets under long term contracts. Over the past 18 months Qatar has signed several long term deals with Asian customers for nearly 10 mmtpa at oil indexed prices. The tightening of the LNG market post Fukushima and Qatar's reputation as a reliable LNG supplier have been instrumental to this success but so too has been the greater flexibility Qatar has

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
    • Successful LNG re-marketing…
    • …underpinned by price reductions and enhanced volume flexibility…
    • …has changed Qatar's LNG portfolio…
    • …and left the UK, in particular, with less LNG than it had expected
    • Re-marketing efforts will continue…
    • …and Qatar could elect to increase output beyond nameplate capacity
    • Debottlenecking of existing trains and new build capacity could be implemented…
    • …but QP-backed LNG from the US may make more strategic sense
  • Conclusion

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:

Images

  • Qatar's Portfolio in 2017 (July 2011)
  • Qatar's Portfolio in 2017 (March 2013)
  • LNG Supply to NW Europe
  • LNG Supply to UK

Tables

  • Qatar's long-term contracts signed with Asian buyers in 2011 & 2012

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