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


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

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